Eddie Jones says Australia ‘must win the World Cup’

Eddie Jones says Australia ‘must win the World Cup’

New Wallabies coach wants to ‘bring pride back to Australian rugby’

Eddie Jones, who is back as coach of the Wallabies, said Tuesday that he wantsMake Australian rugby proudAnd he reiterated his big goal for the year: to win the world title in France in October.

The 63-year-old technician, who actually coached Australia between 2001 and 2005 – with the World Cup final at stake (in 2003) – succeeded in mid-January. New Zealand sack Dave Rainey Because of the Wallabies’ poor results (only five wins in 14 games last year).

We want to bring pride back to Australian rugby. It’s the most important thingEddie Jones said Tuesday at a news conference in Sydney, his first since returning to the country.

Former England managerwho was sacked himself in December after poor results (five defeats in 12 matches in 2022), insists he must find an Australian XV.specific skill” in the game. “Those who win the World Cup and people’s hearts are the teams that play with a certain mentalityJones said that he signed a five-year contract with the Australian Federation.

In mid-January, in the first reaction after his appointment, he had already specified that he wanted to “Back to this more offensive Australian game, with a more aggressive defenceSaying that he wants to focus on the physical readiness of the players.

And even if the Wallabies’ results were unstable, he immediately showed his ambition to win the World Cup in France (September 8 – October 28). What he repeated on Tuesday.

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I am not Christ“Surely note the Australian. But.”We must win the World CupHe added, “The small gap that currently separates the best countries in the world, in his opinion.” “There are half a dozen bands that stick together in a bandanna. It’s very tight“, Saucepan.

In France, Australia, which won two world titles (1991 and 1999), will start its journey in the 2023 World Cup against Georgia on September 9, before facing Fiji, Wales and Portugal (Group C).

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