NRL coach explains Wallabies World Cup SOS ... reveals...

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2023-09-05 02:05:05  • 3 mins

Jason Ryles has revealed he was 'painting my house' when he got an SOS call from Wallabies coach Eddie Jones to be part of the World Cup campaign.

Having worked with Jones during his time with England, the Melbourne-Storm bound NRL coach said the hard-nosed Wallabies boss was driving standards to make players better.

The Wallabies will open their World Cup campaign against Georgia without a victory in five Tests under Jones this year.

Ryles conceded there would always be 'tough bits' as players adjusted to Jones's coaching and playing style, but he was adamant the Wallabies would be a better team than they'd shown so far.

'What I like is that, like it or not, he challenges you every day,' Ryles said on Jones.

'At the time sometimes you're thinking, 'Oh, I wonder why he's done' that, but then you look at it a couple of days later and you think, 'I totally get it now'. Again, it's his experience and his will and drive to want to get better every single day.

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