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Wallabies 2024

The_Brown_Hornet

John Eales (66)
Or he answered the question truthfully and really didn't like the culture they bought with them.

Disagree. There's a way to say that a player is no longer required without tipping a bucket on them. That's what leadership looks like.

His whole coaching career EJ (Eddie Jones) has projected the image of a small (not in stature, but in character), petty, vindictive individual with a big mouth and a glass jaw. He's achieved good, even great results in stages of his career but his behaviour since becoming Wallaby coach a second time round has diminished both him and the Wallabies.
 

Sully

Tim Horan (67)
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Disagree. There's a way to say that a player is no longer required without tipping a bucket on them. That's what leadership looks like.

His whole coaching career EJ (Eddie Jones) (Eddie Jones) has projected the image of a small (not in stature, but in character), petty, vindictive individual with a big mouth and a glass jaw. He's achieved good, even great results in stages of his career but his behaviour since becoming Wallaby coach a second time round has diminished both him and the Wallabies.
Let's agree to disagree. But, try not to disrespectful towards public figures. It's against the forum rules.
 

Doritos Day

Tom Lawton (22)
Someone is always stuck with a coach they don't want. When it comes down to it, Jones is probably in the top five coaches in the world.
Clearly not here though.

It’s pretty obvious the WC was a deliberate sabotage job. Not calling up injury replacements while we were still alive is criminal.
 

noscrumnolife

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Not calling up injury replacements while we were still alive is criminal.
Slightly bizarre criticism. Skelton and Tupou got injured right before the Fiji match and due back after the pool stages - unless you think we should have sent them home and bought others in for Wales lol. Not sure it would have been very cost effective to bring in a Jorgensen replacement either when there was a chance whoever it was would only have played against Portugal.
 

dillyboy

Trevor Allan (34)
Clearly not here though.

It’s pretty obvious the WC was a deliberate sabotage job. Not calling up injury replacements while we were still alive is criminal.
That's the bit I don't get - why didn't we call in a flyhalf/goal kicker?

I suppose that would mean that Eddie would have to admit he'd made the wrong call.....
 

Tomthumb

Colin Windon (37)
But his rationale is bullshit and people see through it. How could Hooper be less committed than someone like Slipper or White? And he’s won more games than anyone from the Rebels.

He left out Hooper because of ego- he wanted the other players to know that the team was his and no one else’s.
You know an awful lot for never spending a day in wallaby camp

Michael Hooper has been a really good player for a long time, but Hooper himself was unsure whether he still wanted to play just 12 months ago
 

Doritos Day

Tom Lawton (22)
Slightly bizarre criticism. Skelton and Tupou got injured right before the Fiji match and due back after the pool stages - unless you think we should have sent them home and bought others in for Wales lol. Not sure it would have been very cost effective to bring in a Jorgensen replacement either when there was a chance whoever it was would only have played against Portugal.
Eddie Jones and cost effective does not compute given what was spent giving him what he wanted for this campaign. The mini bar tab was a sight to behold I hear…

wasn’t the whole point of the Barbarians venture to have players close by and ready to go?

If Portugal had scored an extra try the team was without replacements for Jorgo, Frost and Gordon. So he gave up. Pretty grim.
 

Doritos Day

Tom Lawton (22)
That’s a pretty wild accusation
Sure, it’s only a theory.

To me it’s pretty obvious he wanted the Japan job all along but didn’t want to miss the WC; he is the “specialist” after all.

The guy was literally saying he was only doing to the WC in May. His mind was elsewhere the whole time.

After it became clear mid-TRC he was too far behind it was a blow up troll job. Maybe because he holds a grudge from 05. Maybe because he didn’t get the alignment stuff he wanted. For sure he used it as a “free bet” - as he now claims the youth policy is a long-term play (which he conveniently won’t be around to see through). A bit like Nick Kyrigos - a loss seems less bad if you say you’re not really trying

Regardless, the team that fronted up against Wales was basically uncoached and the squad was not fit for (any) purpose.
 
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Highlander35

Andrew Slack (58)
Obviously new coach needs to come in but it will be interesting to see how Eddies' youngsters and favoured sons will be looked at by an incoming coach. There's a lot about the thinking behind a number of those selections which makes sense when removed from practical reality of the form and injury runs of certain blokes.
 
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