Dave Rennie says Australian players backed him

Rennie has declined interview requests since his sacking and has not responded to McLenann’s comments in his statement, which was released by Rugby Australia.

But in a pointed shot, Rennie said he’s left his role while still enjoying the players’ support.

Dave Rennie and Jake Gordon after the Wallabies' loss to Ireland.

Dave Rennie and Jake Gordon after the Wallabies’ loss to Ireland.Credit:AP

“I’m disappointed not to be able to finalize my contract as I agreed in 2019, but I leave knowing I had the full support of the playgroup and staff,” Rennie said.

“I certainly felt like we’ve made massive changes over the past three years, both on and off the field, which is the result of a lot of hard work done by good people.

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“I wish Eddie, the staff and the team all the best in what will be a tremendous year with the Rugby World Cup less than nine months away.”

Rennie thanked everyone who had reached out to him and his wife since the news broke.

“First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has reached out to Steph and I over the past 48 hours,” Rennie said. “The support has been immense and is greatly appreciated by the more than 500 messages I’ve received from current and former players, coaches, administrators and friends both locally and internationally.”

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