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Watch: Hilarious spoof Eddie Jones press conference goes viral

26 Sep 2023 2 minute read
Eddie Jones post-Wales match press conference / Conor Moore spoof

To say Australia coach Eddie Jones is a divisive figure is something of an understatement.

Jones had said before the crucial Pool C clash between Australia and Wales that he had no doubt his team would win the game.

But Wales rammed those words down his throat with a dominant 40-6 success in Lyon, with two Ben Donaldson penalties Australia’s only scoring acts.

In the past the Aussie coach had called Wales ‘a sh*tty little country’, so there was joy unconfined in the massed ranks of Wales fans at Warren Gatland’s men inflicting such humiliation on Jones and his team.

Now, renowned Irish impressionist Conor Moore has sent up Jones’ chastening post-Wales match press conference with a brilliant spoof of the Australian and his abrasive attitude to the press.

In the actual press conference following Wales’ 40-6 triumph, their biggest ever win over Australia, Jones apologised for his side’s performance but is confident he can turn things around.

“Firstly, I would just like to apologise to all the Australian supporters. Our performance was not up to the standard that was required,” the former England boss said.

“I came back to Australia trying to help. At the moment I am not giving much help, am I? But that doesn’t mean my commitment to helping has changed.

“I am a proud Australian. I hate to see Australian rugby do as poorly as we have been doing, particularly under my reign.

Australia head coach Eddie Jones speaks during a post-match press conference following the Rugby World Cup 2023, Pool C match at the OL Stadium in Lyon, France. Picture date: Sunday September 24, 2023. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

“I think I have got the ability to turn things around. I was hoping we would be able to do it by now, but we haven’t been able to.

“I take full responsibility, I haven’t done a good enough job and I disappointed about that.

“A process unfortunately takes times, takes some pain. Sometimes it takes more pain than it does pleasure.

“While it looks at the moment like it’s a shambles, I can guarantee it is not.”


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
5 months ago

To be honest. Eddie Jones has been playing with fire all his career and unfortunately for him last Sunday finally got his backside burnt when the Welsh Dragon roared. Can’t say I feel sorry for him though seeing he used slurs towards Wales and the Welsh as England coach. And yes, you can criticise our players performance and our failing regional system. I myself have recently. And why? Because I care. But when you start attacking the country and its people using slurs is a monumental mistake that will come back to bite you big time.

Windy
Windy
5 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Australia a a wonderful country of 26 million people with a shifty little rugby coach ………but not for long I think

Silenced!
Silenced!
5 months ago

I’ll be honest, I lost interest in sport generally and rugby specifically years ago.
But I remember Eddie Jones. It’s nice to see him squirm. I’m not above gloating when human garbage gets its comeuppance.

Cai Carlow
Cai Carlow
5 months ago

Hmm. Not sure about this lads. Promoting what is effectively a gambling ad. Funny as it is. Feels wrong.

Riki
Riki
5 months ago

Wales not a real country? 1 question for anyone who says such a thing….how long did it take England to control Wales? Which implies Wales was independent of the English state in the question itself. Australia however solely came into existence under the purview of the English monarchs, and still is. Er go, Wales is a Country and Australia…..?

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