ACT coach Jones calls for Wallaby caps
May 29, 2000
ACT Brumbies coach Eddie Jones believes a dozen of his side beaten by New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders in Saturday night's Super 12 final should be in the Wallaby squad.
He said Sunday the Wallaby squad for the year's first Test against Argentina to be named on June 7 should not be decided by the match between New South Wales and Queensland.
"They should be selecting on form and to select it on a one-off Queensland-New South Wales game I don't think is justifiable," he said.
Jones said seven of his players deserved a starting berth against Argentina
"In terms of our guys I think definitely our front row all deserve to be in
Half-back pair George Gregan and Stephen Larkham and wing Joe Roff are established Wallabies but Jones called for national coach Rod Macqueen to look
Jones said he could not criticise his side for continuing to play ball in
"That's the running game that got us to the final, and if you remember the
Jones did not back way from his post-match criticism of South African
"The referee just has too much influence on the result of the game," Jones said.
"Attacking sides don't get value for attacking and there were people who
"You've got a ruck situation and the world's best halfback has been tackled
He said the side could look back with credit on a fantastic year.
"In our season we lost three games - one by three, one by one and one by five (points), and that's playing against the best teams in the world," he said.