Sydney - Rugby Australia said on Friday that Andy Friend
will be replaced as the Australian men's sevens coach in July after 18 months
in the job.
It said Friend unsuccessfully applied for a new contract,
with the former Brumbies coach's successor to be named on Monday.
Australian media reported that Australian women's sevens
coach Tim Walsh was a likely replacement after Walsh announced in January he
would step down after next month's Commonwealth Games and said he was
interested in the men's coaching job.
Walsh led Australia's women's team to a gold medal at the
Rio Olympics in 2016.
Rugby Australia said it hoped Friend would remain with the
organization in a new position still in development.