Eddie Jones puts the boot into ‘complacent’ Wales

  • England boss Eddie Jones blasts ‘complacent’ Wales after narrow Japan victory
  • Rob Howley’s men had to rely on a last-gasp drop goal from young Sam Davies to scrape over the line
  • Jones coached Japan to their greatest ever victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup
Eddie Jones has joined former players and the media in criticising Wales after they just beat Japan 33-30 in Cardiff on Saturday.

Japan, who might have won in Cardiff, looked to be coming away with at least a draw until replacement Wales flyhalf Sam Davies landed an 80th-minute drop goal.

Jones, who coached Japan to a stunning upset win over South Africa at last year’s Rugby World Cup before taking on the England job, was scathing in his assessment of Wales’ performance against the Brave Blossoms.

“There will be some tears,” revealed Jones.



“The Japanese cry when they win and they cry when they lose, so there will be plenty of tears.

“It’s a fantastic result for them and Wales were obviously complacent again.”

Jones added: “You look at the side Wales put out, they shouldn’t be winning by three points against a Japanese team that has seven or eight new caps.

“And those new caps are coming out of company rugby. You or I could play company rugby. It’s not a good result for Wales,” insisted Jones after seeing England make it 11 wins from as many Tests since he took over with a 58-15 thrashing of Fiji at Twickenham.


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