Eddie Jones eyes Australian ‘smash and grab’ foray into Rugby World Cup

Australia manager Eddie Jones has said he is ready to launch a “smash and grab” campaign to win the Rugby World Cup and Bledisloe Cup after confirming his coaching staff.

Jones, who took charge of the Wallabies in January after being sacked by England the previous month, has appointed Brad Davis as his attacking coach and former Australian internationals Dan Palmer and Berrick Barnes have also joined the coaching staff.

“We believe we have a quality coaching staff to plan and prepare the team for a smashing campaign, winning the Bledisloe Cup and going on to win the Rugby World Cup,” said Jones, who led England to the world cup final in 2019. .

“It is experience, diverse and adaptable.”

Former rugby league player Davis coached at the London Irish this season, having previously worked with Bath, Wasps and Ospreys.

Former Wallaby prop Palmer, an assistant coach at the ACT Brumbies, will work as lineout coach alongside Neal Hatley, who was appointed forward coordinator earlier this year.

Former England scrum coach Hatley will join the Wallabies after finishing the season with Premiership side Bath.

Barnes, who played 51 games for Australia as an outside halfback, will work as a part-time kicking consultant with former Castres boss Pierre-Henry Broncan appointed as maul consultant and Jon Clarke leading the strength team and conditioning, a role it played. with England

Australia kick off their Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa in Pretoria on July 8.

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