A good-natured crowd and a great atmosphere during this big victory for Australia against Georgia (35-15). Everyone received support from the public at the Stade de France. All except one.
Eddie Jones had a "ordeal" at the Stade de France. Booed by 70,000 people as soon as the teams were presented before the match, the Australian coach was whistled as soon as he appeared on the giant screen at the Stade du France. A situation which, however, amused the main interested party at a press conference.
“Apparently I'm not popular here,” Eddie Jones smiled. There are those who are and those who are not. I’m one of those who are not popular here (in Paris) but that doesn’t bother me (laughs).”
It must be said that the 63-year-old manager has enough to have some enemies. Before this victory, Australia remained on five defeats in a row under his reign. The Australian coach was also the coach of the XV de la Rose for a long time (2015-2022), historic rival of the XV of France. And that, the French public has not forgotten.