Posted: 27 August, 2012
by The Ruck
Former Wallaby Coach Alan Jones On Robbie Deans And Australian Coaching Dramas
From one coach to another, Alan Jones says the Wallabies under Robbie Deans are playing the wrong game and can't stay with their current structure.
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From one coach to another, Alan Jones says the Wallabies under Robbie Deans are "playing the wrong game" and can't stay with their current structure after the All Blacks beat the Wallabies 22-0 at Eden Park.
"Doesn't appear that anyone is prepared to undertake that rethinking process," he told Triple M's The Ruck.
His comments come as Robbie Deans avoided most questions on his coaching at the post-game press conference in Auckland saying the boys "had a masterclass in rugby" from the All Blacks.
"You need to organise the team in such a way that the attacking structure can be unleashed. The only way you can beat the All Blacks is to attack...we spent all night defending," Alan Jones told Tim Horan and Matt Burke.
Jones who was coach of the Wallabies when they won the Bledisloe Cup in 1986 said the Wallabies current problems can be traced back to era of Eddie Jones.
"Every time we won the ball we passed to the forwards and they barged over. This is an Eddie Jones legacy, this pick 'n' drive has destroyed our rugby," Alan Jones stated.
He said he could see the boy's frustration in their post-game interviews.
"The boys are frustrated in they way they are being asked to play, it's total defence orientation."
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