Wallabies Nic White, Ned Hanigan tackle Eddie Jones arrival as coach


Wallabies Ned Hanigan and Nic White have revealed their “shock” response to studying Eddie Jones and never Dave Rennie could be teaching them on the Rugby World Cup.

Hanigan mentioned the gamers solely found the information as the identical time as the general public on January 16 when Rugby Australia dropped their bombshell press launch.

“It has been a bit hectic,” the ahead mentioned on 9’s Australian Open tennis protection.

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“We had been again in on Monday week and, yeah, we had been in for just a few medicals and obtained pulled in. Information obtained delivered fairly shortly. Yeah. Rens is out, Eddie is in.

“Jaw hit the bottom, it was all a little bit of a shock. However it’s an thrilling yr, nonetheless.”

Former England coach Jones has been signed to educate the Wallabies at two World Cups – the 2023 match in France and the 2027 version in Australia.

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Rennie’s future is unsure and White felt for the New Zealander.

“Clearly just a few feelings there,” the halfback mentioned.

“We had simply performed a camp with Dave and set the scene across the World Cup and we had been with Dave for 3 years. Initially, you might be saddened that he’s not in a position to take us by to the World Cup however the man coming in, Eddie Jones, an incredible coach, a man who lots of us I assume admire what he is performed and are fairly excited.

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“Excited and I assume everyone seems to be sort of quietly, , (shitting) themselves about Eddie coming in.”

Certainly, whereas Jones – now in his second tenure as Wallabies coach – claims he has mellowed in recent times, the gamers know all about his intense, demanding repute.

“This is likely to be the final time we’re in these polos, Nic,” Hanigan joked.

“Benefit from it in the present day!” White replied.

“Mate, he’s a world class coach so there’s a bit of pleasure there however he’s additionally an entire lot of unknown for us gamers. It has been a journey.”

Hanigan (Waratahs) and White (Brumbies) are set to sq. off within the opening spherical of Tremendous Rugby Pacific on February 24 at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium.

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