‘People are upset’: Wallaby reflects on perfect start to World Cup
Australia put the ‘W’ back in Wallabies on Saturday evening as they brought an end to a disastrous losing streak under coach Eddie Jones.
An inexperienced Australian outfit has, finally, reaped the fruits of their labour after gruelling training camps under coach Eddie Jones. The Wallabies are “back in the winners’ circle” for the first time since November.
“We had a game plan and we came out and delivered it. Coming off five losses, we have got to be grateful for the win,” prop Tupou told reporters. “It is good to be back in the winners’ circle.
“We understand why people are upset. Everybody wants to win but with the young team we have, we are trying to put together a winning combination while the players are getting used to each other.”
The Wallabies struggled during The Rugby Championship against South Africa in Pretoria, Argentina in Sydney and New Zealand in Melbourne. With an 0-3 record, it didn’t get any easier for them ahead of the sports showpiece event.
But Jones has never doubted his team and the direction that they’re heading in. While many fans were willing to write off the Aussies, the “confident” coach continued to search for the answer.
“We’ve always been confident about where we’re doing,” Jones said after the match.
“We’ve seen how hard the players have worked and you don’t come out and play like that at the start if you’re not confident.”
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