Rugby Australia has confirmed that its director of rugby Scott Johnson will leave the organisation when his contract expires at the end of the year.
Johnson, who had spells in charge of Wales, Scotland and the USA, took up the role in December 2018, to provide organisational oversight of the Wallabies programme.
The former Wallabies assistant coach had also been a national selector since 2019, and played an integral role in the recruitment of head coach Dave Rennie and his coaching staff.
“It’s been a great personal privilege to serve in this role over the last three years,” Johnson said in a statement issued by Rugby Australia.
“The game has evolved rapidly over the last few years, especially through Covid, and it’s time for that next evolution in 2022 and beyond.
“I am confident that everyone is on the same page to drive forward into this new era to enable future success.”
Commenting on Johnson’s decision to vacate his position, RA CEO Andy Marinos said: “He stepped into his role at a difficult time and has played an important role at an important time for the game in Australia and leaves Australian rugby in a better place.”