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Category: Eddie Jones

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Eddie Jones: rugby union needs to speed up or ‘we will end up like NFL’

England head coach says fatigue no longer a factor in gamesJones wants less replacements and quicker on-field decisionsEddie Jones wants the number of replacements cut, referees to make decisions faster and television match officials to make clear and …

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Eddie Jones has confidence in Saracens group despite playing in Championship

‘I will be comfortable if they are in good form’England head coach says pay cut was not ‘any grand gesture’Eddie Jones will have no qualms picking any Saracens players while they are in the Championship next season after his captain, Owen Farrell, beca…

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Player welfare must be more than a slogan in packed rugby year ahead | Ugo Monye

The unprecedented amount of rugby set to be played in the next 12 months is going to take a huge physical toll on playersThe fixtures for the Premiership’s restart give better clarity to the shape of the rugby calendar for the foreseeable future. We ma…

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Ellis Genge says he and Eddie Jones were racially abused in South Africa

‘They started hurling racist abuse at a few of us’Rugby has been a white man’s game for years, he addsEllis Genge has revealed that he and Eddie Jones were subjected to racist abuse on England’s tour of South Africa in 2018. Genge was a non-playing mem…

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England’s Eddie Jones says coronavirus crisis will lead to rise in hybrid players

‘Squads will be smaller and will need more multiskilled players’England coach supports changes to international calendarEddie Jones has claimed the coronavirus crisis will result in the rise of more hybrid players when rugby resumes and has given his b…

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Eddie Jones backs Saracens’ relegated England players to make Lions tour

Billy Vunipola, George and Daly have committedJones: ‘It could be a great opportunity for them’Eddie Jones believes Saracens’ relegation to the Championship will be a blessing for those England players who are staying with the club, even though the Lio…

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Eddie Jones says he has unfinished business as England head coach

Australian extends contract to end of 2023 Rugby World CupRFU will know about Japan summer tour by the end of April Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEngland will know by the end of the month whether the summer tour to Japa…

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Eddie Jones set to sign new England contract until World Cup 2023

Jones has positive talks with RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney60-year-old had previously suggested he would not continueEddie Jones is believed to be on the verge of agreeing a contract extension as England’s head coach through to the next World Cup. J…

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Wage cut row intensifies as Premiership players take legal advice

Players object to 25% reduction in salaryRPA union giving guidance to membersPremiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on …

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Eddie Jones to be asked to take pay cut with RFU set for £50m losses

Coronavirus having massive financial impact on RFUCuts may affect Jones’s contract extension talksEddie Jones will be asked to take a pay cut after the Rugby Football Union revealed it is set to lose up to £50m owing to the disruption caused by coronav…

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RFU apologises to referee Ben O’Keeffe for Eddie Jones’s Twickenham tirade

England head coach accused referee of bias after win over WalesRFU boss Sweeney warns Jones over future conductThe Rugby Football Union has apologised to referee Ben O’Keeffe for comments made by England head coach Eddie Jones after the Six Nations vic…

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The Breakdown | Rugby’s values ring hollow if Eddie Jones escapes action over referee rant

The Rugby Football Union says respect is a core value – so why the silence over Eddie Jones’s broadside aimed at Ben O’Keeffe?When Peter Wheeler, then the chief executive of Leicester, used a newspaper column to criticise the referee Steve Lander for s…

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Eddie Jones remains tight-lipped over whether he wants to stay on

England head coach’s contract expires in 2021RFU is in no rush to extend Jones’s dealEddie Jones has revealed he will hold talks with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, over potentially extending his contract through to the 2023 Wo…

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England’s hybrids point way towards one-size-fits-all – and they will be huge | Robert Kitson

For decades coaches spoke about up-skilling players so shirt numbers don’t matter. It’s happening now in the Six NationsThere are plenty of visions of the future around at the moment. One has three initials – CVC – and is entwining itself, triffid-like…

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England’s Mako Vunipola unlikely to be back in time for Wales visit

Prop remains in Tonga with seriously ill relativeEddie Jones apologises after another loose remarkEddie Jones does not expect to have Mako Vunipola available for England’s Six Nations match against Wales after the loosehead prop travelled to Tonga for …

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England will be ‘10% better’ against Wales, says upbeat Eddie Jones

Jones: ‘We could have declared at half-time’Owen Farrell plays down victory over father, AndyEddie Jones said England were so dominant in keeping their Six Nations title hopes alive against Ireland that “we could have declared” at half-time but insiste…

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England will be ‘10% better’ against Wales, says upbeat Eddie Jones

Jones: ‘We could have declared at half-time’Owen Farrell plays down victory over father, AndyEddie Jones said England were so dominant in keeping their Six Nations title hopes alive against Ireland that “we could have declared” at half-time but insiste…

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Eddie Jones expects England to face ‘titanic’ Six Nations clash against Ireland

• Ireland bidding to clinch triple crown at Twickenham • Jones: ‘They have players who aspire to be No 1 in Europe’Eddie Jones believes Sunday’s “titanic clash” with Ireland will be a battle for European supremacy with England seeking to stay in the hu…

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Eddie Jones’ England future could turn on Tom Curry winning No 8 duel | Paul Rees

Coach needs his old instincts to regain sharpness as he pits Curry against Ireland’s outstanding CJ Stander at TwickenhamEddie Jones used his experience to full advantage in his first four years in charge of England but since the World Cup final he has…

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Eddie Jones’ England future could turn on Tom Curry winning No 8 duel | Paul Rees

Coach needs his old instincts to regain sharpness as he pits Curry against Ireland’s outstanding CJ Stander at TwickenhamEddie Jones used his experience to full advantage in his first four years in charge of England but since the World Cup final he has…