Below is some great news just in – it’s like Eddie’s become our new secret weapon….
THE surprise appearance of former Australian coach Eddie Jones at Springboks training this week may work in the Wallabies’ favour, says Australian Rugby Union boss John O’Neill.
South African coach Jake White convinced Jones, a friend, to spend this week with his team in Cape Town and be involved in their World Cup campaign.
“I found it a bit amusing,” O’Neill said. “I am not sure whether Eddie is going to be able to offer any particularly useful insights, and I don’t think that in any way it should alarm the Wallabies. It might help them.”
O’Neill said Jones perhaps hadn’t properly thought through his “very curious decision” to, among other things, “advise the Springboks on how to beat the Wallabies”
In O’Neill’s just-released autobiography, It’s Only a Game, he reveals that had he remained ARU chief after the 2003 World Cup, he would have recommended Jones be replaced as Australian coach and called for George Gregan to be replaced as Test captain.
I love O’Neill’s honesty in rubbishing fast Eddie. If only the All Blacks would take ‘ol squinty on for a bit as well…..