MELBOURNE – Australia has lured Matt Taylor home from Scotland to become the Wallabies' defence coach on a four-year deal under Dave Rennie.
The 47-year-old Taylor was an assistant to Scotland coach Gregor Townsend at the Rugby World Cup in Japan and has been involved with championship-winning teams in both hemispheres.
He helped the Queensland Reds to the 2011 Super Rugby title as defence coach under Ewen McKenzie before moving to Pro14 side Glasgow Warriors for their run to the 2014/15 championship.
Taylor's appointment follows the announcement of Scott Wisemantel as Australia's attack coach two weeks ago.
"It is great for Australian rugby to be able to bring back someone of Matt’s calibre," Australia's Director of Rugby Scott Johnson said in a media release on Friday.