Australian rugby followers barked with enjoyment on Sunday as inbound Wallabies trainer Eddie Jones made a shock look at the Sydney Sevens.
The epic trainer was seen consulting with followers on Day Three of the World Series leg in Sydney, as he strolled along the sideline of the solemn grass of Allianz Stadium.
Rugby Australia made the vibrant choice previously this month axe trainer Dave Rennie 8 months of this year’s World Cup in France, and also change him with Eddie Jones.
Jones, that trained the Wallabies to a World Cup Final in 2003, is coming off a not successful project with England– having actually been sacked by the RFU complying with the Autumn Nations Series.
But with this year’s event currently nigh imminent, and also with the British and also Irish Lions Tour simply 2 years away, Jones prepares to lead the Wallabies’ revival.
While the 63-year-old demanded Tuesday that he’s not “the messiah”, the very trainer is plainly concentrated on the job handy with the Australian nationwide group.
In reality, Jones could’ve currently began his research.
Former Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell has actually observed a pattern.
Legendary first-five Matt Giteau was notoriously tweezed from Sevens, and also propelled right into the examination field for the Wallabies.
So, as Mitchell described, it was “interesting to see Eddie Jones” at this year’s occasion.
“I liked the look of young, Darby Lancaster for @Aussie7s. Solid work both sides of the ball,” Mitchell composed on Twitter.
“Interesting to see Eddie Jones was there.
I liked the look of young, Darby Lancaster for @Aussie7s. Solid work both sides of the ball.
Interesting to see Eddie Jones was there.
Remember when he selected @giteau_rugby from 7s, he debuted for the @wallabies before he played super at aged 20?!
Probably just a one off. 🤔
— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) January 30, 2023
“Remember when he selected @giteau_rugby from 7s, he debuted for the @wallabies before he played super at aged 20?!
“Probably just a one off.”
It could not be anything, or maybe an indication of what’s to find for Eddie Jones and also the future of Australian rugby.
Jones is a champion; almost everywhere he goes, success follows him– a minimum of in the short-term.
But since he’s back in Australia, the tough possibility of winning the Bledisloe Cup for the very first time in greater than 20 years awaits him.
“This is a big target for us because we know if we can take on New Zealand we are in a good position to take the World Cup,” Jones informed press reporters on Tuesday.
“It’s not the ball all and end all because the World Cup is the major tournament.
“They (New Zealand) are in a pretty good spot, but we’re coming after them.
“We’ll be cashing them down the street, we want that rivalry to be tough and we’ll make sure we’re chasing them.”
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