Eddie Jones fires parting photographs at Australian rugby in new Stan documentary sequence: ‘We have got no hardness’

  •  Eddie Jones says part of the rugby media are ‘idiots’
  •  Says there isn’t any hardness in Australian rugby now
  •  New documentary premieres Feb 22, solely on Stan

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has delivered one final stinging insult to Australian rugby, saying it has ‘no hardness’ and labels sections of the code’s media ‘idiots’.

Jones famously slammed reporters previous to flying to France for the World Cup, telling them to ‘give yourselves uppercuts’ and has now given them a second dose in Stan’s new documentary sequence, The Wallabies.

‘I believed it was ridiculous. And it exhibits the paucity of Australian Rugby journalism in the intervening time,’ he says within the three-part sequence, masking the ill-fated marketing campaign.

‘Australian rugby is in a foul spot and you have a few idiots parading as journalists asking questions on gamers which have been disregarded.

‘We’re about to go on a World Cup (tour) with a bunch of younger gamers who deserve the chance. I believed it was utterly out of context and utterly inappropriate.’

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones is still making headlines after departing

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones continues to be making headlines after departing

Jones says in the Stan documentary 'The Wallabies' that Australian rugby lacks hardness

Jones says within the Stan documentary ‘The Wallabies’ that Australian rugby lacks hardness

Elsewhere within the fascinating documentary, Jones unleashes a stinging critique of Aussie rugby after the facet’s 40-6 loss to Wales in Lyon.

‘That is the issue mate. We have got no hardness about us,’ Jones tells veteran prop James Slipper.

‘Like, you realize, sport hardness is completely different than any kind of hardness – once you simply stick within the f—ing sport and do it.

‘Like, there’s none of that in Australian rugby now. And that is the place the large hole is, mate. Such as you have a look at these Welsh gamers, mate. They play 30 video games a 12 months. 

‘They’re hardened, robust gamers to allow them to simply stick at it. They know they have to do it. And we have simply misplaced that in Australian rugby.’

Slipper listens on, however does not reply to his coach. 

‘We’re not not robust, however we’re not educated to be robust now and we’re not used to enjoying robust,’ Jones continues.

Jones says the Australian players were not hardened to play Test match rugby

Jones says the Australian gamers weren’t hardened to play Check match rugby

‘Prefer it’s an exception to play robust now relatively than the traditional. It stands out like canines’ balls, mate. As a result of they’re good gamers and so they care rather a lot, the gamers, however they’re simply not hardened to play Check match rugby constantly.  

‘Arrange for failure, mate.’

 Stan’s The Wallabies – Inside Rugby World Cup 2023 is offered to look at in Australia from February 22.

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