Eddie Jones conceded it was “a protracted day on the workplace” because the Wallabies made a disastrous begin to his second stint in cost on Saturday, and fired again when questioned about his pre-match feedback on the Boks.
After taking a shock early lead by left wing Marika Koroibete, the Aussies simply couldn’t deal with the ferocity of the Boks and went down 43-12 within the Rugby Championship conflict at Loftus Versfeld.
Jones had come into the week upbeat about his staff’s possibilities within the Rugby Championship opener, even elevating questions over the Springboks’ determination to ship 13 gamers to New Zealand to organize for the spherical two conflict in Auckland.
The Australian had informed reporters in Sydney that he didn’t need to face a “half-baked” Bok aspect, however his feedback got here again to hang-out him because the Wallabies had been comprehensively overwhelmed at a sold-out Loftus Versfeld.
In the course of the post-match press convention, Jones made no excuses for his staff’s poor efficiency, however took exception when he was requested about his issues over the make-up of the Bok staff.
“South Africans are good at profitable. You don’t need to be a wise arse mate,” Jones replied.
“We had been nicely and actually overwhelmed at the moment by a Springboks aspect that outdated mate is asking the B-team, proper? I by no means knew there was a Springboks aspect that was referred to as the B-team.”
Following the press-conference, in a Jose Mourinho-esque scene, Jones berated the journalist who requested him the query and denied elevating questions over the Springboks.
“It is best to have extra respect, mate. I by no means mentioned that, mate. I mentioned we all the time need to play the most effective. Present some respect,” he mentioned earlier than storming out.
In the course of the press convention, Jones was sincere concerning the Wallabies’ failings after Australia suffered an eighth consecutive loss at Loftus Versfeld since first enjoying there 60 years in the past.
“We simply received overwhelmed to the punch,” he admitted.
“We actually received overwhelmed within the set items. We received overwhelmed on the gainline. We received overwhelmed within the air. When you don’t win any of these contests, it’ll be a protracted day on the workplace, which it was for us tonight.”
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