Wallabies great Stephen Larkham has all but ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Australian coaching position after reaffirming his commitment to Munster.
Larkham, who was sacked as Wallabies attack coach earlier this year, has been one name floated as a potential replacement for Michael Cheika.
The champion ACT Brumbies and Wallabies flyhalf moved his coaching career to Ireland for a fresh challenge after becoming the sacrificial lamb of Cheika's staff.
The Wallabies are searching for a new leader after Cheika stepped down after his side was knocked out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage.
Given Larkham's role in Cheika's set up, it's unlikely he would have been the leading contender for the top job.
Dave Rennie is believed to be the front-runner, while Eddie Jones has also been mentioned despite the RFU announcing its intention to keep him as England's coach for at least the next two years.
The Irish Times reported Larkham said he was committed to Munster.
"At some stage I would say yeah [I'd like to coach Australia], at some stage," Larkham reportedly said.
"Like I said before I'm really enjoying the environment here and the challenge here and I have no plans to leave at this stage and I'm not thinking about the future after Munster at this stage.
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"Exciting times [for Australian rugby], it's a changing of the guard with a new coach coming in. And I think that's always exciting. There will be a flow and effect on the Super Rugby teams and the club rugby over there.
"We didn't finish the World Cup the way we wanted to finish it, in fact the lead up to the World Cup wasn't nearly as successful as it should have been. But it's a new step it's exciting because something new is about to happen."
Rugby Australia has appointed a three-man panel to oversee a review of the Wallabies' World Cup disappointment.
Former Brumby and Cricket Australia administrator Pat Howard, Olympian Bo Hanson and ex-Wallaby Nathan Sharpe will join director of rugby Scott Johnson.
The Wallabies have been linked heavily to Rennie, but the New Zealander has also emerged as a candidate for the All Blacks coaching role.
Meanwhile, Brumbies athletic performance director Ben Serpell has announced he is leaving the club after seven years.
Serpell was a key figure in helping David Pocock, Stephen Moore and Matt Toomua overcome serious knee injuries in their career and has been a stable figure in the club's backroom staff.
The Brumbies re-signed back-rower Pete Samu on Wednesday after he decided to commit to an extension until at least the end of 2022.