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“Full of crap.“
Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has not held back on his opinion of Eddie Jones after he was appointed head coach of Japan for a second time.
Jones left his role as Wallabies head coach after a disastrous Rugby World Cup and repeatedly denied that he had met with Japan before the tournament had even started about a possible return, despite reports of a Zoom meeting.
The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Jones’ appointment on Wednesday, just six weeks after the Australian resigned from his job as Wallabies boss.
Australia failed to get to the knockout stages at the World Cup for the first time in history, and Sonny Bill has labeled him a “disgrace” for everything that has transpired.
“My thoughts on this whole saga is that he lied,” Williams told Nine’s Wide World of Sports.
“Obviously he lied to the players, he lied to the public, he lied to the Australian rugby union.
“What a disgrace. I guess that’s my first point.”
“Second point would be, I feel sorry for Japan. His track record speaks for itself.
“I’m a big believer in the proof is in the pudding and what is his proof? His proof is he’s been fired, sacked from England in the last few years. He’s burned a lot of bridges.
“I actually feel sorry for Japan that they believe this guy is gonna take them somewhere where his track record shows that he hasn’t been able to do. It seems like he’s a little bit out of touch with what’s going on.
“I guess I’m just speaking from an ex-player’s point of view. I could never believe in someone that I knew was pretty much full of crap.”