Mako Vunipola Rugby World Cup 2019: Thin lines between success and failure leaves no Australia sympathy from Eddie Jones

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On the day that Michael Cheika resigned as Australia coach, Eddie Jones stressed that the thin lines between success and failure left him without sympathy towards his home nation after dumping them out of the Rugby World Cup.

Cheika announced that he will not seek an extension to his contract with the Wallabies, with Rugby Australia confirming his departure on Sunday afternoon fewer than 24 hours after their 40-16 quarter-final defeat against England.

Had things gone differently, it could have been Jones announcing his exit, and he bristled at the question of whether he should feel any commiseration for the team he used to coach.

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“It’s not my job to be a sympathy person. My job is to coach England. I find that the most bizarre question, I really do,” Jones said.

“I spoke to Michael. Of course he was heartbroken. One of us was going to be like that, weren’t we? That’s what it is, that’s what happens now. If you win you are happy, if you lose you are bloody sad. But it’s not the job of the winning coach to have sympathy for the losing coach, and it’s not the job of the losing coach to be happy for the winning coach.

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“We make a choice to take this job. If we had lost on Saturday, you guys would have been coming at me hard. You know that.

“Let’s not get too emotional and silly about this … I’m not an Aust

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