In a recent development, former Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones has dropped a tantalizing hint about his upcoming career move, just days after his surprising resignation.
When asked by AAP if the rugby world could expect to see him in another role, perhaps with another national team, following the Barbarians’ resounding loss to Wales, the 63-year-old replied confidently, “A hundred percent, hundred percent… very shortly, very shortly.”
As the questions persisted, he playfully made his way to the team coach with a grin.
While there have been ongoing speculations connecting Jones to a position with Japanese rugby, where he previously served as the national team coach, he reiterated earlier this week that he had neither engaged in job interviews nor received any offers.
The week concluded on a dramatic note, starting with his abrupt departure from Australia and culminating in a reunion with ten Wallaby Barbarians in yet another defeat against Wales.
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Rugby World Cup referee’s reveal the ‘toughest’ players to referee
In fairness, dissent in international rugby isn’t as big of a problem compared to something like football. But who are the worst players to manage in rugby history?
Well, we’ve discovered quotes from six of the world’s finest officials down the years who told stories about trying to control some of football’s bad boys.
Interestingly, one name cropped up on three occasions…
Matthew Carley – Steve Borthwick
On Borthwick: “A difficult question. When I first started refereeing in the Premiership Steve Borthwick was one of the guys who was pretty intimidating.
“He saw that everything was on ‘his terms, whether you like it or not’. He had such presence. I think you learn how to deal with people like that as a ref, but Steve Borthwick, was as tough as they come.”