Eddie Jones Roasts New Zealand Rugby With One Of The All-Time Great One-Liners
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England boss Eddie Jones is probably the most outspoken coach in the game and his latest comments about New Zealand Rugby might just be some of his harshest words yet.
Jones current has New Zealand’s number following England’s impressive 19-7 win over the All Blacks in the semi-finals of the World Cup last year but he still couldn’t resist having a pop at the famous rugby nation this week ahead of the launch of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Speaking to former All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina, Jones came out with one of the all-time great one-liners when asked about what he expected from the inaugural New Zealand competition which begins next weekend.
Jones said he’s expecting to see “so many good young players” because New Zealand have three of the best academies to choose from based in the Pacific Islands – where the three-time world champions have been known to poach some of the best players in the world at a young age.
“[I’m expecting to see] just so many good young players,” Jones said.
“Because you’ve got three of the biggest academies in the world – Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.”
Absolutely brilliant from the Australian. And to be fair –he has a point. Some of the best All Blacks over the years have come from those nations including the likes of Jerome Kaino (Samoa), Joe Rokocoko (Fiji) and Muliaina himself (Samoa).
Eddie Jones 2-0 New Zealand Rugby.
Eddie Jones 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/bCTuJsjPFd
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) June 6, 2020