10th December 2023

Former England winger Ugo Monye has put Eddie Jones on blast after the latter left Rugby Australia scrambling by abruptly quitting as Wallabies coach on Monday.

Barely per week after Jones held a press convention in Coogee to additional deny stories he was poised to stroll away from his five-year contract, he did what many had been calling for and sacked himself lower than 12 months into the deal.

His tenure featured a measly two wins in 9 Exams and included the controversial axings of Wallabies greats Michael Hooper and Quade Cooper for the World Cup, at which the group didn’t get out of the group stage for the primary time ever.

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Jones was poached by Rugby Australia after being sacked by England in December. His arrival pressured the sacking of Dave Rennie simply months earlier than the game’s showpiece match.

Eddie Jones watches his group warm-up. (Hamish Blair through AP)

Monye, having seen Jones’ demise at England, wasn’t so stunned to see his Wallabies tenure go up in smoke.

“Australia had him on a long-term deal, however this complete undertaking has been egocentric and self-centred,” Monye advised BBC Rugby Union Day by day.

“I believe Rugby Australia had been put in a troublesome place. Eddie may be very convincing as an individual and it’s important to sift by a number of the nonsense he says at occasions and you recognize when he’s simply saying issues for impact.

“You’ll be able to’t are available in and uproot a training employees, sack off some legends of the sport, take a punt and a bet on some younger youngsters, get booted from a World Cup after which say ‘cheerio’.”

Jones dropped a few bombs on Rugby Australia on his means out the door and RA chief Phil Waugh hit again in a fiery press convention on Tuesday.

Monye says RA and Australian rugby followers ought to really feel cheated and conned by the person who reportedly had an interview with Japan on the eve of the World Cup.

“I am simply actually dissatisfied for therefore many various causes,” Monye mentioned.

“The rationale he went into Australia was as a result of Dave Rennie misplaced his job 9 months in the past.

“I keep in mind watching one in all his first interviews as a man who was passionate and emotional and was crying on digital camera, saying what it means to return again and coach Australia as an Australian.

“Then you definitely began listening to greater than whispers that he was having conversations with Japan. He mentioned he was positively staying, so the place has all of the integrity gone?

“Rugby Australia took a bet however they weren’t at floor zero [under Dave Rennie]. There isn’t any means they might have envisaged 10 months after they introduced this man in on a long-term deal that he would resign after bowing out of the World Cup pool stage for the primary time of their historical past.

“This stinks and this isn’t cool.

“I interviewed a great deal of Aussie rugby followers in France and so they mentioned they had been behind the gamers however not Eddie. Within the final yr, Eddie has misplaced the English rugby public after which the Australian rugby public in eight video games. That is a exceptional talent.”

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