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SYDNEY (AP) — Eddie Jones has quit as Australia head coach only 10 months into a five-year contract after the Wallabies’ worst-ever performance at a Rugby World Cup.

The Wallabies failed to progress beyond pool play for the first time at the tournament after losses to Wales and Fiji in France.

Rugby Australia had issued repeated assurances that Jones was fully committed to the Australia role in the face of reports their senior coach had met officials to discuss returning to Japan.