‘I feel sorry for Japan’ – Sonny Bill


Sonny Bill Williams does not have a murder pit in his heart in an interview with Australia’s Nine’s Wide World of Sports didn’t and the former All Black hero had a good mouthful about Eddie Jones.

“It’s a sad state of affairs, isn’t it? I think he was simply lying. He lied to the players, the Australian rugby fans and the country’s rugby council and that is a shame,” said Williams.

Williams fired his salvo after Japan’s rugby bosses confirmed on Wednesday that Jones was the country’s new head coach.

In the run-up to the announcement, the 63-year-old coach strongly denied allegations that he was going to take over the Dapper Bloisels’ coaching reins.

He was particularly under fire for the Wallabies’ struggling performance at the World Cup tournament in France and he ended up only being able to win two of his nine tests with the team.

“I actually feel sorry for Japan,” Williams continued.

According to the strong centre, Jones has already burned a few bridges in his coaching career – not only with Australia, but he was also put in the way by England.

“Japan believe that this guy can take their rugby to greater heights while his testimonial proves the opposite. It is almost as if Jones no longer knows what is happening in reality.”

Trust between the players and their coach is of great importance and Williams believes that Japan’s rugby stars may struggle to believe everything their new coach says.

“As someone who has played rugby myself, I know that I would be skeptical about such a coach. Respect and loyalty are of great importance in Japan; however, I am unsure whether these values ​​are in line with Jones’ recent actions.”