|Venue: OL Stadium, Lyon Date: Sunday, 24 September Kick-off: 20:00 BST
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Australia coach Eddie Jones says he has no doubts his facet will beat Wales within the essential World Cup match in Lyon.
The Wallabies misplaced 22-15 to Fiji and can be on the point of World Cup pool stage elimination for the primary time if they’re defeated by Wales.
Warren Gatland’s facet are high of Pool C with most bonus-point wins towards Fiji and Portugal however Jones stays defiant.
“I’ve obtained little doubt we’ll win on Sunday,” stated Jones.
The Australian boss held a sometimes combative information convention in Lyon the place he verbally sparred with journalists and at one level banged the desk when talking passionately about his teaching imaginative and prescient.
Jones additionally insisted he believes the Wallabies can nonetheless win the World Cup.
“The way in which the group’s ready and are available collectively, I’ve obtained little doubt we’ll win on Sunday,” stated Jones.
“But when we do not, typically you have to do the work that means that you can achieve success additional down the monitor.
“If we beat Wales on Sunday we’re alive and that is all we have got to be. We had been all the time going to get this recreation at some stage, it is simply come a little bit bit sooner than we thought it will.
“We have a chance to point out whether or not we are able to struggle and grind out to get the outcome we want. I am assured we are able to.”
Folks smelling blood
Jones seen there have been extra folks in attendance on the information convention than ordinary.
“You get extra folks once they scent blood,” stated Jones.
“We have 10 occasions extra folks right here than we usually do for an Australian press convention as a result of folks scent blood. That makes it much more thrilling.”
Jones changed Dave Rennie as Wallabies coach earlier than the World Cup however has come beneath elevated criticism having received one recreation in seven matches to date in his second stint in cost.
“I have been teaching 30 years, I believe I do know what’s coming however I do not take heed to any of that noise,” he responded.
Former wing Drew Mitchell has criticised Jones’ lack of clarification for leaving skilled gamers like Quade Cooper and Michael Hooper at residence.
“I have been clear I have been introduced in to alter Australian rugby,” stated Jones.
“I am bringing by way of a younger group that may be the idea going ahead. I’ve defined that clearly and we have wanted to maneuver gamers on.
“Generally you have to take some laborious selections to get outcomes additional down the monitor. I do not know of any group you possibly can are available in and blow magic over.
“You have to undergo a course of and discover out what’s incorrect with the group and attempt to tackle these issues.
“I sit right here comfortably feeling like I am doing the job I must be. I do know individuals are upset about it, and I perceive that and would not be too completely satisfied as a fan, as a result of outcomes aren’t adequate, however typically there’s some ache earlier than you get some success.
“I do not assume anybody ever accepts a rebuild. Everybody desires outcomes and desires them instantly. All I can say to the followers is we’re working each day to get higher and there is no extra I can ask from my gamers and coaches.”
It is my fault – Jones
Jones accepts accountability for the outcomes.
“I’ve let Australian rugby down,” stated Jones.
“I have not carried out the job I used to be introduced in to do. I used to be introduced in to show it round, so I really feel that accountability.
“I can get down on my knees and do the Japanese factor if you need me to. I am unable to apologise anymore, I am sorry we’ve not had higher outcomes however all I do know is what we’re doing is true for Australian rugby.”
Teaching a ‘drug’
The 63 year-old, sacked by England in December 2022 after a poor run of kind, is teaching in his fourth World Cup and outlined why he continued.
“I simply love rugby, I really like attempting to get a younger group of gamers collectively attempting to get them to be the most effective model of themselves,” stated Jones.
“That is the attract. You then get to see the sport performed effectively, it is a buzz.
“If you coach, you make a option to put your self in these positions. If I did not need to put myself in these positions, I might be educating.
“I may have a pleasant life and rise up each morning. The spouse places the packed lunch within the bag, I put a shirt and tie on, know I’ll educate six intervals, come residence, wash the canine, clear the automotive, watch Channel 7 or ABC information after which get the packed lunch prepared for the subsequent day.
“I may have carried out that however I made a alternative to teach.
“I really like successful, I like it when you have to attempt to create a group the place everybody thinks they are going to lose to place themselves able to win.
“I do not know if it is a drug however that is the push from teaching.”
Jones stated in a podcast this week he might be Australia boss for 3 weeks or three years.
When challenged about whether or not he was dedicated to staying within the function subsequent yr, Jones replied: “On the finish of the World Cup, there will be a overview.
“Given the outcomes we have had then perhaps Australian Rugby does not need to maintain me. That is the truth of the job I dwell in. I perceive that.”