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Wallabies coaching change, Matt Taylor departs, Jason Gilmore, Brad Davis, Waratahs, London Irish, video

Waratahs assistant Jason Gilmour is the frontrunner to join the Wallabies, after defense coach Matt Taylor stepped down after two-and-a-half years in charge.

Two Super Rugby franchises are chasing Australian-born former British rugby league player and current London Irish assistant coach Brad Davies to fill the defensive role. Scott Fardy is looking for a job after leaving the Japanese club.

The Wallis released a statement on Friday afternoon saying Taylor, a 110-Test assistant coach for Australia and Scotland, had stepped down due to “personal matters”.

But it is understood that the Wallabies’ horror afternoon in San Juan, where the Wallabies shipped 48 points to Michael Cheka’s Argentina, played a major role in Taylor’s rise.

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Wallabies assistant coach Matt Taylor has resigned, paving the way for Jason Gilmour to be promoted from the Waratahs.  Photo: Getty Images
Wallabies assistant coach Matt Taylor has resigned, paving the way for Jason Gilmour to be promoted from the Waratahs. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

The announcement came as a surprise to many ex-Waliers in the 2011 Super Rugby-winning Queensland Reds team, who believe Taylor was crucial to their success and one of the greatest coaches of all time.

The Wolves are putting the pressure on the home side last year, especially since last year’s Rugby Championship where they failed to get off to a flying start and ended the tournament with four straight wins against the All Blacks.

But after losing six of their last eight tests, including a 2-1 series win in England, the heat on the Wallis’ coaching staff is rising.

The sight of the Colts falling from tackles, including two in the final three minutes against Argentina, and four tries after a late exit against Perth in England, may have broken the camel’s back. .

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Sources told foxsports.com.au that Taylor had also recently reviewed well.

“Matt is a great guy with a strong work ethic, well respected around the Wallabies and we will miss him,” Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said.

Taylor, who has been linked with the Reds and interested in a head coaching role, has opened up the possibility of a return to coaching.

“As difficult as this decision is, I know it’s the right decision for me and my family at this time,” he said.

I look forward to spending more time with them and getting back into coaching when the time is right.

Former junior Wallabies coach and Waratahs assistant Jason Gilmour has been linked with a move to the Wallabies following the departure of Matt Taylor. Photo: Rugby AU MediaSource: News Corp Australia

The Warriors have options on who to turn to fill the gap.

Waratahs assistant and Australian coach Gilmour is a leading candidate to replace Taylor, having moved from schoolboy rugby to the junior Wallabies before finding a home in NSW.

Gilmour was a popular and highly rated Junior Wallabies team in 2015. After making the final of the 2019 U-20 World Cup.

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Australian-born London Irish assistant coach Brad Davis has been linked with a return home. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

If promoted, the Waratahs could try to beat London Irish assistant Davies, who spent time playing and coaching in England.

Although Davies, who will need to fill in after Michael Todd joins Glasgow Warriors, is understood by former Wallabies fans to leave Fardy in the vacant Reds role.

But Taylor’s departure could well open the door south of the border.

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