Just hitting the wires now, what must be the most widely flagged/anticipated firing in yonks. More to follow.
It' hardly surprising given that the team has been on a downward spiral, performance wise, with the very odd exceptional match, ie australia, since winning the grand slam. He has, in the eyes of most, been far to loyal to old comrades at the expense of growing a younger and future performing team.
Hopefully someone with a bit of vision can be found to replace him and someone in whom the team will have full confidence.
EDIT; It appears that though his contract runs to the 30th of June, this year, his coaching term is ending today with Less Kiss, Gurt Smal and Anthony Foley bringing the team on the US tour in June.