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Former All Black and NRL star Sonny Bill Williams has lashed Eddie Jones over reports he interviewed for a Japanese coaching position ahead of a shambolic World Cup that saw the Wallabies bounced out of the tournament in the pool stage.
Fresh off watching the Aussies get pumped to the tune of 40-6 overnight [AEST] by Wales, Williams lined up Jones saying his actions resulted in the Wallabies not playing for him.
That was Australia's worst ever defeat at a World Cup and means the Wallabies will miss the quarter finals for the first time in history.
It has been reported that Jones held a job interview with Japanese officials two weeks before the World Cup kicked off despite having a Rugby Australia contract that ends in 2027.
He was roundly booed by rugby fans every time he appeared on the big screen at Parc Olympique Lyonnais and Williams was quick to lay the blame for the catastrophic World Cup failure at his feet.
Jones has plenty of detractors after his second coming as Wallabies coach after Australia crashed out of the Rugby World Cup in the group stage for the first time in history
The Wallabies were forced to blood a host of young players like Ben Donaldson (pictured)
Williams played for the New Zealand All Blacks and in the Australian NRL competition and said he would not follow Jones into battle as a player
'As a player, if a coach shows his characteristics and does things like that, I'm not going to follow him into battle,' Williams said on Stan Sport.
'I've got to be prepared to die for a coach, and go out there and give my heart and soul.
'If someone is doing that – and the narrative that he's saying is about the jersey, about the next four years – that's how I feel.'
The World Cup-winning All Black was not finished there.
He accused Jones of playing mind games with the players and said their body language showed there was no inspiration coming from behind closed doors in the sheds.
'That second half team, that looked like a team