Very difficult week for the selection of australian in the Rugby World Cup. After breaking a record of over 36 years, the ‘Wallabies‘ they are approaching a dramatic depth never seen before: eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup.
The emblematic team has only lost three games in its history in the group stage. This year lost twice in just seven days with a key win in Fiji where the second place is disputed, and another extreme Wales that passed them (40-6).
On the horizon things don’t seem to be improving. Australia have just one final game left, against a cheap Portugal. However, the Fiji team has two games left against both lower group: Portugal (September 30) and Georgia (October 8), where they will have a golden opportunity to touch the glory and eliminate the two-time world champion.
Someone is already talking about the worst Australia in history
“The Wallabies’ worst nightmare is coming true,” was the verdict of the newspapers The Australian y The Daily Telegraph after Australia’s tough loss against Wales, where the players left booed and some fans left the field before the final whistle.
The headlines continued: “The Wallabies’ worst defeat in World Cup history” according to Sydney Morning Herald; “This is how Australian rugby hit rock bottom,” he wrote. The Weekend Australian; “The history books will show what an unprecedented shame and disaster,” he said. The Herald Sun.
Criticism of the coach for “flirting” with the Japan team
Criticism is especially heavy Eddie Jones, Australia coach, due to imminent elimination and after taking a team with no tournament experience to the World Cup. Some media have gone even further. Jones was reportedly interviewed by Japanese Rugby Union who will coach his team after the World Cup despite having a contract until 2027.