Wallaroos appoint new coach Jay Tregonning through Rugby World Cup

Jay Tregonning will coach Australia's Wallaroos at next year's Women's Rugby World Cup, filling the void left by Dwayne Nestor's resignation.

Tregonning was the Wallaroos' assistant coach at the 2014 World Cup and was also an assistant coach when the Australian Schools team beat New Zealand Schools in 2019.

He takes over from Nestor, who along with assistant Matt Tink resigned after unsavoury comments made during the Super W competition about referees and players were accidentally uploaded to a portal heard by players and staff.

The pair were stood down while an investigation was held before the duo resigned in July. With the Wallaroos' tour of New Zealand in September cancelled, the team has been without a Test match since their last clash with the Black Ferns in 2019.

"It's a critical time for our Wallaroos as not only have our ladies endured a very disruptive past 12 months but we have the 2022 World Cup fast approaching and to have certainty around the head coach position is vital," Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos said.

"We found him very well balanced, articulate and with a clear direction in which he wants to take this group forward.

"Having served as an assistant in the 2014 Wallaroos' campaign, he knows the rigours that a World Cup demands, while his experience with the Australian Schools will help in delivering the satellite programs as we wait for a time in which we can bring the squad together again."