The Wallabies’ quest for World Cup glory is off to a rocky start, with coach Eddie Jones facing the harsh reality of leading the team without a single victory. The recent Rugby Championship loss to Argentina’s Pumas has raised concerns about Australia’s form and their preparedness for the upcoming global showdown.
A Crushing Blow to World Cup Preparations
The Wallabies’ recent 34-31 loss to Argentina’s Pumas dealt a significant blow to their World Cup preparations. The defeat came on the back of a demoralizing 43-12 loss to South Africa, leaving the team winless under coach Eddie Jones in 2023. With the World Cup in France fast approaching, Jones faces a daunting challenge of preparing his team for the global stage.
Risky Selections Haunt the Wallabies
Eddie Jones’ selection choices came under scrutiny as the Wallabies struggled to find their footing against Argentina. A risky lineup and injuries forced the team into a reshuffle, disrupting the synergy of key players. The absence of outside backs on the bench further compounded the team’s woes, highlighting the importance of balanced selections for future success.
Rebuilding Trust and Confidence
and it was time for the Wallabies to stage a fightback of their own.
And they did.
Cooper sent Kerevi on a bustling run before the inside centre brilliantly popped an offload for Tom Banks to score.
When Porecki barged over from close range six minutes from time, Australia led 31-26 and had just survived a scare when Pumas reserve hooker Juan Ignacio Molina was denied a try after the ball was ruled to have been held up.
But González had the final say to keep the Wallabies winless this year ahead of their next two Tests against New Zealand in Auckland on August 12 and Perth on August 26.