I wished I said this mate have summed it up wellIt’s 90% Eddie’s fault because during the RC he did not get the results he wanted or needed to stroke his ego and he turned around and dumped most of his senior players. Problem was that the replacements were not the equal or better of those dropped players. There is also no guarantee those young players will be better for being humiliated in the RWC. Some of them are just not up to it and others will be scarred from the experienced and discarded due to their tarnished reputations. It was a monumental fuck up, as was the last minute coaching team he put in place for the tournament. He also implemented a game plan for the group at the RWC that was either beyond them or just plain impotent, as the results illustrate. The theory of building for 2027 is just more trash talk from him to push his poor selections into the shade.
So, while you and others are running around saying it’s not Eddie’s fault, a lot of it is. Who could have faith in him from this point on?
Of course those who fired Rennie and hastily hired Eddie, signing him to a 5 year contract with no performance milestones are equally culpable and should fall on their swords.
The Eddie argument is going in circles. The fact that we have not been great the last 10 or so years does not relieve him of his many poor decisions and ridiculously bad results in his short tenure. No coach has ever been close to this bad and we have had a few poor ones.
Eddie jones said we would win bled cup and rugby champs, when we didn’t he said those games don’t matter and only the RWC does
He then dropped half the senior squad and replaced them with less then capable players and no experience using half the side as a captain so far
He was saying he would win the RWC - to now only backtrack and say he is looking ahead at lions tours and rwc so is he now admitting he was never going to win or only covering up his diabolical performance
Well done Eddie here carter gorden and Donaldson join the production line of young 10s getting pushed on
Jones makes Rennie look like a master coach
I’d take 36% record over 14%
Not the mention the jones supporters stating it’s great for the game with jones and the media - well if Aus rugby wasn’t the laughing stock of Australia and this kind of press the wallabies are getting it certainly is now! People have gone from feeling sorry for the wallabies to hating them because of jones