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Category: Eddie Jones

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England centre Ollie Lawrence ruled out of trip to face Wales with hip injury

‘It is nothing major,’ says assistant coach John MitchellJoe Marler, Jack Willis and Luke Cowan-Dickie recalled to squad England’s young centre Ollie Lawrence is suffering from a hip injury and is unavailable to face Wales in Saturday’s Autumn Nations …

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‘He’s obsessed with getting better’: Eddie Jones hails May’s finishing ability

‘He’s a great role model for all the players in the team’May now joint-second on all-time England try-scorers listEddie Jones has hailed England’s match-winner Jonny May as among the best finishers he has seen. May’s two tries, the second an individual…

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Ireland dismiss ‘United Nations’ jibe from England coach Eddie Jones

Kicking coach Richie Murphy says Jones is playing ‘games’Andrew Porter’s scrummaging technique also questionedIreland have hit back at Eddie Jones’s “games” after the England coach took aim at their scrum and described their squad as the “United Nation…

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Eddie Jones commences the mind games for England’s visit from Ireland

Coach points the finger at Andrew Porter’s scrummaging‘Any England-Ireland game has always been a contest up front’Eddie Jones has questioned the legality of Ireland’s scrummaging on the eve of a Twickenham showdown he has billed as England’s most impo…

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Jones warns England that Ireland akin to going ‘from Nishikori to Djokovic’

‘Massive step up’ needed after easy wins over Italy and GeorgiaEddie Jones wary of ‘tough, physical’ Irish teamEddie Jones has warned his players of the “massive step-up” they face against Ireland on Saturday, suggesting England are at a disadvantage b…

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Eddie Jones’s forwards selection ploy ‘quite weird’, says Georgia captain

England head coach may select nine forwards in squadJones utilised forward on wing against Georgia in 2015The Georgia captain, Merab Sharikadze, has described Eddie Jones’s ploy of selecting nine forwards as “quite weird”, playing down its significance…

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Eddie Jones says new-look England are destined for greatness

Coach says players have recovered from ‘trauma’ of World CupEngland presented with Six Nations trophy at Teddington baseEddie Jones believes his revamped England team is destined for greatness having clinched a third Six Nations title in five years, al…

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Owen Farrell hopes England’s Six Nations win lifts nation’s spirits

Eddie Jones’s side secure title on dramatic final day‘We know how difficult things are for everyone at home’Owen Farrell said he hoped his side had lifted the spirits of the nation by clinching the Six Nations title, before immediately training his sig…

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England head for Rome and day of destiny with new gladiators

Eddie Jones has picked four debutants for the visit to Italy, where England hope to win a first Six Nations title since 2017 It is not often that a team hoping to close out a Six Nations title on the final weekend includes four uncapped players among i…

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Warren Gatland wants England players to ask clubs for early Lions release

Gatland warns players could be overlooked for South Africa tourLions warm-up against Japan on same day as Premiership finalWarren Gatland has called on England players to lobby their clubs for early release next summer to avoid potentially missing out …

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England can learn from Exeter pack, says forwards coach Matt Proudfoot

Eddie Jones has added two Chiefs forwards to his squadHarry Williams and Jonny Hill join Luke Cowan-DickieExeter have won the European Champions Cup and Premiership double this month and they have won over the England head coach, Eddie Jones, who added…

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Eddie Jones always had to rebuild – but now there is scaffolding everywhere | Robert Kitson

A year on from England’s World Cup win against New Zealand, the head coach has picked a squad for a sport that is changing rapidly Exactly a year ago this week Eddie Jones was basking in a World Cup semi-final victory against New Zealand in Yokohama, a…

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England call up uncapped Wasps duo Willis and Umaga for autumn Tests

Jack Willis in line for first cap against Italy on SundayGeorge Ford absence biggest headache for Eddie JonesGeorge Ford is unavailable for England’s Six Nations finale against Italy on Saturday through injury but Jack Willis could win his first cap af…

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The Breakdown | Chemistry counts when it comes to Eddie Jones’s selection methods

England’s coach has his favourites and one of his foibles is not always trusting Premiership form as a barometer When Andy Farrell named his Ireland squad last week, attention focused not on who had been selected but on the scrum-half, John Cooney, who…

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Elliot Daly out of England’s clash against Barbarians with mystery leg injury

Jones: ‘We’re not sure what it is – we’re running tests’Piers Francis back having recovered from coronavirusElliot Daly has been omitted from England’s 32-man training squad for Sunday’s clash with the Barbarians due to an unspecified injury.Also missi…

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Eddie Jones feels pool of England prospects has not grown since 2015

Jones says emergence has been consistent, not exceptionalCovid rules demand change in training camp approachEddie Jones reckons he has driven 8,000 miles in the past couple of months watching Premiership games up and down England, eager to spot raw tal…

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Blow for Eddie Jones as Courtney Lawes is ruled out for England’s autumn Tests

Forward will miss 12 weeks with ankle injuryCentre Manu Tuilagi already ruled out for six monthsCourtney Lawes will miss England’s six-game autumn schedule after being sidelined for 12 weeks by an ankle injury. The Northampton forward, who has won 85 c…

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Blow for Eddie Jones as Courtney Lawes is ruled out for England’s autumn Tests

Forward will miss 12 weeks with ankle injuryCentre Manu Tuilagi already ruled out for six monthsCourtney Lawes will miss England’s six-game autumn schedule after being sidelined for 12 weeks by an ankle injury. The Northampton forward, who has won 85 c…

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The Breakdown | Owen Farrell sets tone but an England captain also needs a clear head

His red card for a high challenge was inevitable after crackdown and again exposed a flaw in No 10 when frustrations boil overIt seems like another generation, but it is not quite a year since the World Cup in Japan kicked off. Owen Farrell’s red card …

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Eddie Jones will spend time in US with San Diego Legion – England allowing

MLR team plans wide-ranging consultant role‘Preparation is everything’: Don McRae on Eddie JonesJones: rugby needs to speed up or ‘we will end up like NFL’England coach Eddie Jones will spend time in the US in 2021, Covid-19 allowing, in his consultanc…