Former Wallabies coach and 2GB radio presenter Alan Jones have been told to "get a life" after having carried out an unprovoked attack against a female rugby journalist.
Jones called Beth Newman, reporter for Ruby Australia, in a scathing column for The Australian after the Wallabies' 40-12 loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday night.
The 75-year-old man labeled Newman a "hack" who worked as a "paid spokesperson for Australian Rugby" in a vociferous complaint also addressed to Australian Rugby CEO Raelene Castle.
2GB radio host and former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has been criticized after an unprovoked attack on a female rugby journalist, written in his column in The Australian
In the column released after the Wallabies' 40-12 loss to the All Blacks on Saturday, Jones called Newman & # 39; hack & # 39; and & # 39; nozzle pays for Australian rugby & # 39;
But Newman's colleagues (left) jumped in his defense, questioning why Jones had to bring in a reporter in his attack on Australian rugby.
"I picked up the rugby program for the test match last Saturday in New Zealand," he wrote in the column.
& # 39; The world of rugby was in the game. And something of hacking, Beth Newman, is writing about Australian rugby.
"How the hell your completely irrelevant reflections represent an appropriate assessment for the Wallabies state of the world."
Fox Sports introduced Louise Ransome and criticized Jones' orientation towards Newman, saying there was no need for the 2GB host to "launch such a personal attack"
Sports journalist Roy Ward criticized Jones' own behavior during the spill of liberal leaders, when he used the colloquial phrase "n **** r in the woodpile"
NRL reporter Margie McDonald promptly defended Newman, as well as ARU CEO Raelene Castle, who was also attacked in Jones' column.
But other journalists were ahead of Newman's defense, saying that the fact that Jones was separated from the reporter was unnecessary.
Sportswriter Roy Ward tweeted: "I feel a great disgust for Alan Jones, even when speaking the name of Beth Newman, there is only one" spokesperson "in this discussion and it is the guy who thinks that using the word N on the radio is appropriate behavior. "
The tweet alluded to Jones's use of the colloquial phrase "n **** r in the woodpile" last week in reference to the spill of leaders of the Liberal Party.
Jones apologized for using the phrase the next day on a 2GB radio.
Another sports reporter told Jones to "get a life" for a "crack completely offline" in Newman.
Others questioned Jones's decision to select a reporter in his column.
Sports reporter Christy Doran said: "Sure, it's attacking Rugby Australia and the system. But why take one of our colleagues to your weekly column?
Newman has worked at rugby.com.au since September 2015, having previously worked as a sports journalist in the Brisbane Times.