Eddie Jones may have waved the white flag and thrown in the towel for Australian rugby, but the head coaches of the Super Rugby franchises aren’t backing down. After his departure from Australian rugby, Jones cited political factions as one of the main reasons for leaving, but Les Kiss, now coaching the Queensland Reds, remains optimistic about Australian rugby. Despite the criticism that Australian rugby programs are not preparing players for international competition, Waratahs coach Darren Coleman disagrees, saying their programs are professional enough. Melbourne Rebels coach Kevin Foote also expressed excitement about the opportunity for Australian rugby. The recent struggles of Australian rugby in both Super Rugby and on the international stage have been a cause for concern, but there is hope for a turnaround. The return of Wallaby players to Super Rugby franchises earlier than planned is seen as a positive development, giving everyone a chance to build connections and understanding. Each Super Rugby coach spoke positively about the opportunity for more games for their players. Overall, there is a sense of optimism and excitement for the future of Australian rugby from the Super Rugby coaches interviewed.

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