Eddie Jones is miles off it. He’s taken a team that are miles off it. The whole thing feels like a joke. He only decided on a youth focus on his way to the world cup. Gave them no chance but did give himself an excuse.
Well … Eddie and the boys are right up against it out there in France now Perce. Lyon this weekend vs Wales who have their own issues but seem to know how to beat us Wallabies. We’ve gone with Carter Gordon at 10 and no experienced backup e.g. Cooper or Foley. And CG is being found out, targeted and now low on confidence. Big skipper Will Skelton and our excellent tighthead Tupou both out injured suddenly… our game has gone south big time as a result.
Biggar will run the show and they’ll match us all over the park. Gatland is nothing but organised, whilst our Eddie is shuffling the backs and props about in hope. New boy Donaldson who’s done well to fly half and Kellaway to FB might help. And Tate is back at scrum half. But its a patchwork setup now. He took a young Wallabies squad to this WC that might backfire on him and us fans as early as this weekend.
There is some hope I suppose. . Eddie can still conjure a performance when its backs to the wall. That’s Eddie. But the rugby media knives are out for him already given one win in 7 since he took over.
Its Hail Mary time. Wales will be favourites for sure.
But I’ll be cheering our boys on. You’ve got to.
Eddie was born and grew up in Tassie, played his rugby in Sydney, iirc. The fact that he has strong family ties to Japan, both via his Japanese mother and his Japanese wife, and that he has already coached successfully in Japan, twice, suggests that he’d have no problem in returning there. If the Wobblies fail tonight, I reckon he’ll be off to the Midnight Sun, quick smart. Suntory could easily beat his Australian fee if they wanted him. He also was on the board of Goldman Sachs Japan - maybe still is…