Sonny Bill Williams, a two-time Rugby World Cup-winning All Black, found Eddie Jones’ reaction to being associated with the Japan job during the Rugby World Cup rather amusing.
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Williams went on to question the 63-year-old’s “character” based on this response.
“Obviously, he had that meeting,” Williams told The Sydney Morning Herald. “It says a lot about his character to be honest. It’s comical. I still can’t believe it.
“I saw straight though his antics and his big-talking. This is a bloke who has a track record of burning bridges.
“The things that he’s done… if he was a player, you wouldn’t stand for it. It’s quite nice that they are being held accountable, just like players are.”
ALUN WYN JONES: TOUGHEST OPPONENT
#1. Paul O’Connell
Born October 20, 1979, Limerick
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Munster, Ireland
The Irish second row was certainly blessed with special rugby powers having been one of the world’s leading tight forwards for more than a decade. A three-times Lions who captained the tour of South Africa in 2009.
Alun Wyn Jones said: “We got to know each other very well as team-mates with the Lions and opponents for our clubs and countries. You cannot shy away from how effective the guy was in his position.”
Did you know? O’Connell initially excelled at swimming and only started playing rugby at the age of 16
Source: The Rugby Paper