Dave Rennie

Dave Rennie burning midnight oil to build Wallabies vision

Currently the boss of Scottish club Glasgow Warriors, Rennie has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal as Australia's new head coach and will join the Wallabies at the end of the current UK season.

"I've got a bit of work to do from an Australian perspective," said Rennie, who was appointed in the wake of Michael Chieka's departure following the Wallabies' World Cup quarter-final exit.

"We're sorting out staff, not just coaches but the whole staffing group, and it's an extensive review.

Rennie named Wallabies coach

Rennie has signed a four-year deal to coach Australia through to the France tournament and will arrive in Australia at the end of his current contract with Scottish side Glasgow, in June.

The former Chiefs coach has long been touted as the front runner to be Michael Cheika's successor.

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement appiontment was a "coup" for Australian rugby and the culmination of a six-month search for Cheika's replacement.