The Japan Rugby Soccer Union has damaged its silence a few bombshell report that Wallabies coach Eddie Jones secretly carried out a job interview with the physique simply days earlier than the beginning of the Rugby World Cup.
Jones took half in a Zoom interview with officers from Japan because the nation seems to be to switch Jamie Joseph when he steps down as nationwide coach after the match, in line with the Sydney Morning Herald.
Jones is reported to have dialed in from Paris for the interview on August 25, simply two days earlier than the Wallabies’ warm-up match with France that they misplaced 41-17.
Now the JRFU has refused to disclaim that the interview passed off.
‘JRFU will not disclose any details about candidates [name of individual or progress] till we resolve and announce the brand new head coach, so sadly there isn’t any remark from us thus far as a result of it is not been determined,’ a spokesperson instructed the publication.
Jones (pictured conducting coaching with the Wallabies on the World Cup) refused to explicitly deny the report that he had a job interview simply days earlier than the match started
Wallabies skipper Will Skelton revealed the coach has not raised the difficulty with the group
The union additionally refused to say whether or not the unsuccessful candidates can be revealed after they choose Joseph’s substitute.
Questions concerning the job interview infuriated Jones after his group’s disastrous loss to Wales on the World Cup, with the coach threatening to storm out of his press convention – however he didn’t explicitly deny the report.
Wallabies skipper Will Skelton revealed the coach did not converse to the group concerning the job interview.
Rugby Australia (RA) chief government Phil Waugh mentioned he was trusting Jones’s phrase that he had not being interviewed.
RA chairman Hamish McLennan mentioned he was conscious of a job provide made to Jones however that the 63-year-old had turned it down.
Following their report 40-6 loss to Wales in Lyon, which all however ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals for the primary time in historical past, the Australians have dropped one place on the rankings.
The stunning loss to Wales has seen Australia sink to a brand new low on this planet rankings (pictured, Wallabies stars left devastated after the 40-6 defeat)
Eddie Jones‘s males have traded locations with new No.9-ranked Argentina, who’re coached by ex-Wallabies boss Michael Cheika.
With Argentina selecting up 1.72 factors for his or her scrappy 19-10 win over Samoa and Australia shedding two-and-a-half factors of their heavy defeat, the groups have swapped rankings with Wallabies in tenth for the primary time for the reason that rankings have been launched.
Eire elevated their standing as world No.1 on the again of their rousing win over South Africa, with France changing the Springboks in second spot.
Cheika was on the Australian helm on the final World Cup in Japan in 2019 however give up the put up instantly following their thumping 40-16 elimination within the quarter-finals by the then Jones-coached England.
Regardless of the disastrous marketing campaign in France this time round, Jones says he has no plans to stroll away from the job, with 4 years remaining on his contract which runs by way of to the 2027 match in Australia.
‘100 per cent I am dedicated,’ Jones mentioned.
Argentina have leapfrogged the Wallabies to be the ninth-ranked group on this planet in one more terrible end result for Australian rugby
The Wallabies want a miracle to keep away from being bounced out of the World Cup within the pool stage for the primary time ever (pictured, Samu Kerevi reacts to the loss to Wales)
‘I got here again to Australia making an attempt to assist. In the meanwhile I’m not giving a lot assist, am I? However that does not imply my dedication to serving to has modified.
‘Everytime you begin the job you need to win video games and create the most effective group we are able to however there’s a course of concerned … it sadly takes instances, takes some ache.
‘Typically it takes extra ache than it does pleasure, I’ve little doubt what I got down to do. Whereas it seems to be in the mean time prefer it’s a shambles, I can assure it is not.’
A report out of Japan steered that Jones could been helping with the teaching recruitment course of given his shut relationship with JRFU President Masato Tsuchida.
Presently holding a job as Tokyo Sungoliath’s consulting director of rugby, Jones has had a working relationship with the membership since 1997, with Masato a former participant and head coach on the membership.
The Wallabies have been again on the coaching paddock on Tuesday, making ready for his or her closing pool sport towards world No.16 Portugal, in Saint-Etienne on Sunday (Monday AEST).
Their World Cup dream might be formally over as early as Saturday (Sunday AEST) if pool rivals Fiji down Georgia and rating 4 tries.
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