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Eddie Jones Takes Responsibility For Australia’s Rugby World Cup Struggles

Refusing to place blame on the players, Jones emphasized his commitment to protecting them. He compared it to parenting, stating that at this stage, with a young team, he wants to shield them from criticism. J

Eddie Jones Takes Responsibility for Australia's Rugby World Cup Struggles-SurgeZirc SA
Eddie Jones Takes Responsibility for Australia’s Rugby World Cup Struggles

Australia head coach Eddie Jones has shouldered the blame for the Wallabies’ disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign, stating that he will protect his players even if he becomes the ‘fall guy’. With a record defeat to Wales and a shocking loss to Fiji, Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stages are hanging by a thread. Jones admitted that if there needs to be someone responsible for the team’s performance, it is him as the head coach.

Despite the team’s struggles, Jones praised the playing group and claimed that they have given their all. He acknowledged that the team has been fantastic and that he couldn’t ask for more from them. Jones, who returned for a second stint as head coach in January, expressed his disappointment in not being able to make a significant difference.

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Refusing to place blame on the players, Jones emphasized his commitment to protecting them. He compared it to parenting, stating that at this stage, with a young team, he wants to shield them from criticism. Jones also expressed his love for coaching and his desire to make a difference, which is why he returned to Australia. However, he acknowledged that he hasn’t achieved the desired change.

When it comes to turning things around, Jones acknowledged that they are exploring all options. He stated that they have trained well but have struggled to get the desired results. He emphasized that sometimes the scoreboard is the last thing to change and that it can be difficult to understand.

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Despite the slim chances of staying in the competition, Wallabies flanker Frasey McReight expressed the team’s determination to put on a good performance against Portugal. He likened their recent loss to Wales to a bad hangover but stressed that they still have hope for the upcoming match.

Captain David Porecki echoed McReight’s sentiments, emphasizing the importance of finishing the tournament on a high and restoring Australia’s pride. Jones has selected a strong side for the clash against Portugal, while Portugal’s head coach has made several changes to his pack.

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