After the Wallabies’ humiliating season (eight of nine tests lost), it looks like coach Eddie Jones is heading for the axe.
However Jones has also said he will dump captain and halfback Geoge Gregan from the squad if he doesn’t retire after Saturday night’s test against Wales (the link was written before the game).
After the match, Rugby Heaven said this was the end for Gregan.
“While Gregan still insists he will make a decision about his playing future after the Super 14 season next May, his time as a Test player following 118 internationals is now up.”
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Keen rugby observers say if Gregan, as the Brumbies’ captain and halfback as well, is hounded into retirement by the Sydney media then the Brumbies have got big problems next year since they let their second stringer (Matt Henjak) go to Perth at the end of last season.
They ask if it would not better to hold off halfback selection for the Wallabies until after the 2006 super 14 season, and not hound out the current one because of some losses (even if he doesn’t remain captain)? Isn’t it going to be best to pick the form halfback?