Wallabies coach Eddie Jones maintains Australia can nonetheless win the World Cup regardless of two dismal losses in his first matches in cost: ‘We’re heading in the right direction’
- Continued ill-discipline actually harm us
- Jones says there is no magic mud he can sprinkle on Wallabies
- Coach claims Mark Nawaqanitawase is improbable
A defiant Eddie Jones maintains Australia can win this yr’s Rugby World Cup regardless of dealing with the very actual prospect of arriving in France with out a victory in 2023.
A final-gasp attempt to Juan Martin Gonzalez consigned the Wallabies to a dispiriting 34-31 defeat to Argentina on Saturday night time, marking the primary time in historical past Australia have misplaced successive Take a look at matches to the Pumas.
Compounding the loss was an early harm to centre Len Ikitau, with scans revealing a fractured scapula which implies as much as eight weeks on the sidelines.
‘Unwell-discipline actually harm us tonight once more – a yellow card and a few penalties put us on the flawed finish of the sphere and also you simply cannot win Take a look at matches enjoying that type of rugby,’ mentioned dejected Wallabies co-captain James Slipper.
Eddie Jones is zero for 2 as a coach this time round however nonetheless believes his Wallabies can win the upcoming World Cup
Wallaby co-captain James Slipper (pictured) says Aussies should enhance their self-discipline if they’re to win the World Cup
‘There’s fairly a couple of of us who’ve to have a look at these penalties and rectify them fairly rapidly as a result of performances like that, we cannot go far on the World Cup.’
Jones, although, stays ‘100 per cent assured’ the now-eighth-ranked Wallabies can convey the Webb Ellis Cup again to Australia in October.
‘In the intervening time, it looks as if we’re miles away from the place we have to be. However all that is going to make us tougher and extra hungry to get it proper,’ he mentioned.
‘We’re a crew that should change. We all know that. And that is the explanation I am right here within the job.’
After organising Australia’s first attempt with a fast faucet and sharp footwork, instinctive winger Mark Nawaqanitawase seemed to have saved the Wallabies’ blushes with a 95-metre intercept attempt with 5 minutes remaining at Commbank Stadium.
‘Implausible,’ Jones mentioned of Nawaqanitawase’s dazzling show.
‘Each time he received the ball, he lit the stadium up. Children are leaping off the sting of the seat. He is that type of participant. Implausible.’
Alas, three minutes later, the Pumas snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
However Jones is urging followers to not lose hope 55 days out from the World Cup kick-off.
‘There’s in all probability no-one extra despondent than me. I in all probability ruined three radios within the coach’s field,’ he mentioned, whereas additionally confessing to ‘actually sleeping much less’ since taking on from the sacked Dave Rennie in January and being hailed as Australian rugby’s saviour.
Jones says there is no magic mud he can sprinkle to immediately revive the Wallabies’ fortunes.
Aussie dejected after second loss in a row main into the upcoming World Cup
Thrilling Wallaby winger ‘Marky’ Mark Nawaqanitawase is an thrilling prospect claims coach Eddie Jones
‘It was at all times going to be troublesome in case you’re coming off a base the place you’ve got been persistently unsuccessful for a time frame, which the outcomes present that,’ he mentioned.
‘We’re attempting to alter the crew and in addition attempting to alter the way in which we play. So we have type of double-whammied this, and I am fairly completely satisfied to just accept that we’re not the place we ought to be.
‘However I am additionally fairly completely satisfied to let you know that I feel we’re heading in the right direction and we’ll get there.
‘It will have been straightforward if I got here in, take the crew, pared the whole lot again and performed a extremely easy recreation.
‘However that is not going to win us a World Cup.
‘We want to have the ability to play quite a lot of other ways and we’d like an assault that is unpredictable to the opposition, which in the meanwhile is unpredictable to us too.’