"Ain't cooking" - England fans troll Eddie Jones after humbling defeat in first game as Australia boss - Ruck

“Ain’t cooking” – England fans troll Eddie Jones after humbling defeat in first game as Australia boss

In their opening match of the 2023 Rugby Championship at Loftus Versfeld, live on Sky Sports, South Africa started off their campaign with a comfortable 43-12 victory over a lackluster Australia, with Kurt-Lee Arendse stealing the show by scoring a hat-trick.

Pretoria witnessed the commencement of a condensed three-week Rugby Championship format, where Arendse showcased his brilliance by crossing the try line thrice for the Springboks.

Additionally, the South African team earned two penalty tries, along with a late effort from Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Referee Ben O’Keeffe made unequivocal decisions when awarding the penalty tries, as Wallabies hooker Dave Porecki collapsed a rolling maul near the try line, and wing Suliasi Vunivalu intentionally knocked on a pass just meters away from his own try-line.

England fans took instantly to Twitter to mock their former boss.

One fan wrote: “Eddie Jones aint cooking…”

A second commented: “Rugby’s not hard when the Opposition is coached by Eddie Jones.”

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Another added: “Let hear what dribble comes out of Eddie Jones mouth to make the Australian rugby fans feel better…”

A fourth commented: “Eddie Jones has got the Wallabies playing like England.”

“After fu**ing up England, Eddie Jones on his way to fuck up the Wallabies,” commented another.

A sixth said: “.His style of rugby is awful. I always pictured Aussies wanting to throw the ball around. EJ doesn’t. Terrible to watch.”

The worst England XV of all-time

RUCK looks at the worst players to have ever pulled on a shirt for the Red Rose. 

First of all, we have to say that to play for England you have to be a very good player – but these players, for one reason or another, never quite performed as they would have liked in the white jersey.

This team was inspired and partly taken from Mike Cooper’s origional blog on RuckedOver.

Fullback: Mark Van Gisbergen

Yes, he has a cap – only a fleeting one, as a late replacement for Mark Cueto against Australia in 2005 – but he does boast a 100% winning ratio in international colours, so you can’t knock that. His main strengths were dropping the high ball under limited pressure and getting gassed on the outside.


Winger: Barrie-Jon Mather

He became the first player to represent Great Britain in Rugby League and England in Union. His move to union was part funded by the RFU, who were embarking on a strategy of converting some of leagues best talent. However, Mather struggled to make an impact with Sale and moved back to Castleford in 2000. In spite of his poor form with Sale, Clive Woodward gave Mather his debut against Wales in the famous Grand Slam decider in 1999. However, Mather never played for England again after Wales won the game 32-31, following Scott Gibbs’ superb try.


Centre: Joel Tomkins

Tomkins began his League career with Wigan in 2005 and outside of a short stint with the Widnes Vikings in 2007, played with the Warriors until moving to Saracens in 2011. While Tomkins initially struggled to adapt to union, but his form during the beginning of the 2013/14 season saw him earn an England cap against Australia in November 2013. Although he went on to make two further international appearances, he looked completely out of his depth and returned to league soon after.

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