Eddie Jones committed to Australian rugby despite Wallabies' struggle in World Cup

Australia have lost six out of their seven matches under Eddie Jones this year
Australia have lost six out of their seven matches under Eddie Jones this year

Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones insisted that he is still committed to Australian rugby despite a struggling performance in the ongoing Rugby World Cup campaign.

Australia are on the brink of facing elimination from the group stage for the first time following their defeats to Fiji and Wales. This was also Australia's sixth defeat from seven games since Jones took over from Dave Rennie at the start of the year.

The result also has seen the Wallabies slip to the 10th position in the World Rugby Rankings and Jones issued an apology following the result on the weekend. Nevertheless, he also assured that he is confident of a turnaround as he aims to build the squad for the future.

“Firstly, I would just like to apologise to all the Australian supporters. Our performance was not up to the standard that was required,” the former England boss said.

“I came back to Australia trying to help. At the moment I am not giving much help, am I? But that doesn’t mean my commitment to helping has changed.

“I am a proud Australian. I hate to see Australian rugby do as poorly as we have been doing, particularly under my reign.

“I think I have got the ability to turn things around. I was hoping we would be able to do it by now, but we haven’t been able to.

“I take full responsibility, I haven’t done a good enough job and I disappointed about that.

“A process unfortunately takes times, takes some pain. Sometimes it takes more pain than it does pleasure.

“While it looks at the moment like it’s a shambles, I can guarantee it is not.”