Reds will rule again
13 Jan 2006
Coach-elect Eddie Jones believes the Queensland Reds will become a rugby powerhouse within three years.
The Reds have struggled in recent times, much to the disgust of their loyal fans who still remember their two Super 10 victories in 1994 and 1995. Queensland also topped the Super 12 log in 1996 and 1999, but finished 10th in 2004 and 2005, promptly an urgent change in the coaching staff.
“There’s good talent there and that obviously needs to be harnessed and there’s a great opportunity to put together a side that Queensland can be proud of,” Moans told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The former Wallaby coach also dismissed the possibility of him taking over from current Reds coach Jeff Miller midway through this year’s Super 14, if things don’t go well early on.
“I think it’s important there’s distance between Jeff and the team now and me starting. I definitely won’t be hanging around while Super 14 is running,” he said.
QRU boss Theo Psaros said Miller would see out the season no matter his results. “We made a commitment to Jeff and we’re going to meet that commitment.”