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Sonny Invoice Williams slams Eddie Jones after ‘comical’ Wallabies stint as All Blacks singles out ex-Australia coach’s ‘disgusting’ feedback


  • Sonny Invoice Williams has slammed Eddie Jones 
  • Jones oversaw a disastrous spell with the Wallabies 
  • Williams labelled Jones’s tenure ‘comical’ 

Sonny Invoice Williams has launched a withering assault on Eddie Jones following the 63-year-old’s acrimonious Wallabies exit.

Jones give up as Australia coach final month after a disastrous nine-month stint in control of his nation, with the Wallabies dumped from the Rugby World Cup on the earliest stage attainable, whereas questions over his loyalty mounted.

Jones opted for a younger squad, snubbing the likes of Michael Hooper, Quade Cooper and Bernard Foley, however their preparations had been rocked when studies emerged of a secret assembly with the Japanese federation. 

He initially denied that any assembly came about, however has since brazenly expressed his curiosity within the emptiness following his departure from Australia.

An unimpressed Williams insisted that Jones’s behaviour speaks volumes to his character.

Sonny Bill Williams has slammed Eddie Jones for his 'comical' Wallabies tenure

Sonny Invoice Williams has slammed Eddie Jones for his ‘comical’ Wallabies tenure

Jones overaw the Wallabies' disastrous Rugby World Cup campaign in France

Jones overaw the Wallabies’ disastrous Rugby World Cup marketing campaign in France

‘Clearly, he had that assembly,’ he informed the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘It says so much about his character to be trustworthy. It is comical. I nonetheless cannot consider it.

‘I noticed straight by means of his antics and his big-talking. It is a bloke who has a monitor report of burning bridges.

‘The issues that he is performed … if he was a participant, you would not stand for it. It is fairly good that they’re being held accountable, identical to gamers are.’

He additionally disagreed with the decision to drop skilled trio Hooper, Cooper and Foley and Jones’s evaluation that these gamers weren’t the appropriate position fashions for his crew. 

‘I discovered these feedback disgusting,’ Williams stated.

‘I used to be actually upset for these lads. The unhappy factor was that he could not simply go away with dignity. He needed to go away with some firing pictures by calling Hooper, Foley and Quade not position mannequin materials? What does that make him?

‘I see this because the reset Australian rugby wants. Phil Waugh is speaking about some actually good issues, particularly methods into Western Sydney. As rugby followers all of us wish to consider in one thing.

‘Transparency is vital. With the expertise Australia has, one thing particular might occur. I like the concept of bringing all the things beneath the one umbrella from Rugby Australia. The one approach is up.’

Williams blasted Jones's links with Japan and his comments on experienced players

Williams blasted Jones’s hyperlinks with Japan and his feedback on skilled gamers

Rugby Australia have since eliminated Hamish McLennan as chairman after a torrid 2023, with Daniel Herbert taking on. 

‘I commend the board on making the choice and never fussing round,’ Williams added.

‘I referred to as it earlier than the World Cup with Eddie … that it wasn’t the appropriate factor and it backfired tremendously. Egos have to be left on the door. The general public deserves higher and so do these gamers.

‘Lots of people forgot about Dave Rennie’s management. Australia beat South Africa twice and got here near New Zealand.’

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