Eddie Jones has been tipped to return to Australia and take on a new coaching role.
But it's not with the Wallabies.
Jones masterminded England's rugby union's trip to the World Cup last month before falling at the last hurdle, losing to a tough and cruel South Africa side.
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With Australia's campaign ending in a disaster, and Michael Cheika's exit, there has been misfortune for Jones to come home and lead the Wallabies again.
However, there is also another job that the 59-year-old likes.
Sydney Morning Herald reports that Jones wants a crack at making it an NRL coach – and that would mean taking over one of the greatest coaches of modern times.
"From what I can gather," Danny Weidler wrote. "He has told comrades that the acquisition of Wayne Bennett when he quits South's appeals.
"He has a soft spot for the club. It is doubtful that the Rabbitohs would be aware of his ambitions because he has only shared his league thoughts with a select few. "
Bennett & # 39; s contract expires in November next year when he approaches 71.
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The Tasmanian-born Jones is a noted lover of the league and recently invited Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart to England's camp during the World Cup.
Stuart said that from what he saw, there was no reason for Jones not to repeat his union coaching success in the league.
"Eddie loves his league," Stuart said.
"The way the English team played … let's just say I've never seen a rugby side play so like a league side.
"I don't know if he wants to train in the NRL.
“Could he do it? I have no doubt he could if it was on his radar. To transfer a coach from code to code … yes, they have never been closer, so yes, it is possible. "
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