Australia sacking Eddie Jones is 'the worst thing' they can do – Stirling Mortlock

Australia sacking Eddie Jones is 'the worst thing' they can do – Stirling Mortlock

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 26/09/2023
[Photo: Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has come under fire for some of his selection decisions at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images]

Former Wallabies captain, Stirling Mortlock says sacking Eddie Jones would be "the worst thing" Australia could do despite their troubles at the Rugby World Cup.

The Wallabies face group-stage elimination at the tournament for the first time after being hammered 40-6 by Wales yesterday.

Jones, who was only appointed Australia coach in January, is taking much of the heat for the poor performances of the two-time world champions.

While describing the Wales match as a "train wreck" for Australia, Mortlock backed Jones to stay in charge of a young Wallabies side and lead them into the 2027 World Cup, which Australia are hosting.

He says the worst thing Australia can do is get rid of him, to say he is not the best man for the job after only six months.

He says Jones rolled the dice with youth for this World Cup - maybe if Australia were in what was perceived as a tougher pool, he would not have done this.

Mortlock says he feels for the players, for the Australians who have made the trip over - sometimes that happens.

He adds it is not definite tier-one nations will get to the quarter-finals and the gap between tier one and two is diminishing which is a great thing for World Cups.

Source: BBC Sports

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