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Eddie Jones given no uarantee he will be England’s World Cup coach

• But Australian retains RFU support despite poor results• Run of defeats was ended by 25-10 win over South AfricaEddie Jones has been told there is no absolute guarantee he will remain as England’s head coach until the 2019 Rugby World Cup despite his…

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England coach Eddie Jones and his methods still in favour with RFU

• Saturday’s defeat by Springboks makes it five in a row •Jones extended his £750k-a-year contract in January until 2021The Rugby Football Union has insisted it still has faith in Eddie Jones and has no plans to review his contract despite England’s sh…

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Indecision, spats and flogged players – England crumble under Eddie Jones

A fifth successive Test defeat and loss of series in South Africa has exposed an unhealthy regime that needs a drastic rebootThe Eddie Jones era has been nothing if not educational for the Rugby Football Union. The idea was to hire the world’s most exp…

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Pressure mounts on England’s Eddie Jones to rediscover his touch | Robert Kitson

In the wake of the first Test defeat in South Africa, questions arise over the coach’s selectorial touch and autocratic styleLosing the odd game of rugby is an occupational hazard but, as Eddie Jones knows all too well, it can become a habit. Thirteen …

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Newcastle’s Dean Richards: I’ve absolutely no interest in any England job

• RFU already preparing to replace Eddie Jones in 2019 or 2021• ‘I laughed … I just don’t fancy it,’ Falcons director of rugby saysDean Richards has stated he has “absolutely no interest” in being England’s head coach, suggesting he would not last a we…

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Andy Farrell signs extended Ireland deal to dampen England’s hopes

• Defence coach agrees extended contract to summer of 2020 • England hoping to have next coach lined up after World CupAndy Farrell’s chances of replacing Eddie Jones as England’s next head coach look slim after he signed a contract extension with Irel…

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Harlequins hoping to take final steps to glory under Gary Street

The former England head coach will hope his winning habit gives Harlequins the edge over Saracens in the Tyrrells Premier 15s finalThere can be few better qualified to pass judgment on the current state of women’s rugby than Gary Street. England’s head…

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RFU’s Steve Brown defends £195 tickets for England v All Blacks at Twickenham

• Chief executive says top-range price in line with other major events• RFU says it could sell out 20 times over for New Zealand gameTop-priced seats at Twickenham for England’s blockbuster fixture against New Zealand in November will cost £195 apiece …

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RFU’s Steve Brown defends £195 tickets for England v All Blacks at Twickenham

• Chief executive says top-range price in line with other major events• RFU says it could sell out 20 times over for New Zealand gameTop-priced seats at Twickenham for England’s blockbuster fixture against New Zealand in November will cost £195 apiece …

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Saracens pick Mako Vunipola despite mandatory rest period agreement

• England prop has played for four straight weeks since Six Nations• Saracens decision raises serious concerns over player welfareSaracens have named Mako Vunipola in their starting lineup to face Bath on Sunday despite being obliged to rest him accord…

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Maro Itoje’s agent banned for 22 months after breach of betting regulations

• Matt Hart found to have placed 1,476 bets on sport in 3.5 years• No suspicion agent used inside information or exerted influenceMaro Itoje’s agent has been suspended for 22 months by the Rugby Football Union after being found guilty of breaching bett…

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Injuries report reveals toll from Eddie Jones’ England training camps

• Data for 2016-17 shows injuries double that of previous campaign• Training accounts for 36% of all injuries across the English gameEddie Jones’s training sessions are likely to come under scrutiny after a report published on Monday revealed that the …

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Eddie Jones retains backing of RFU despite England’s dismal Six Nations

• RFU ‘deeply disappointed’ by Six Nations results• Jones backed as coach after England finish fifth in tableEddie Jones retains the backing of the Rugby Football Union despite England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations.Ireland were crowned Grand …

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Ireland’s Joe Schmidt relieved to seal Grand Slam with win over England – video

Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, relayed his sense of relief and pride after his side’s 24-15 win at Twickenham put the icing on the cake of their Six Nations crown. England’s Eddie Jones was pragmatic in defeat and insisted his side was due a dip in f…

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Eddie Jones: ‘We’ve played 23 Tests and only lost one to the scummy Irish’ – video

Eddie Jones has been left embarrassed after footage emerged of the England head coach making inappropriate comments about Ireland and Wales. The video shows Jones giving a talk on leadership for Fuso, the Japanese parent company of England sponsors Mit…

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Higher costs may lead to sporting events shunning Britain after Brexit

• International federations may look elsewhere to stage big events• Executives warn House of Lords over Brexit implications for sportMajor sporting events including rugby and cricket World Cups are less likely to be held in post-Brexit Britain, the Hou…

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Eddie Jones’ extended deal shows the RFU grasping succession planning | Robert Kitson

Orderly change has rarely been Twickenham’s strong point but with the Australian staying until 2021 the union has a clear post-World Cup planThe marriage between Mr Edward Jones of Sydney and English rugby has been so formidably successful that th…

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Eddie Jones signs contract extension as England coach till 2021

• Previous contract was due to end after 2019 World Cup• RFU board has also agreed process for appointing successorEddie Jones’ contract as England head coach has been extended by two years to August 2021, the Rugby Football Union has announced.Jones w…

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RFU considers scrapping promotion and relegation for Premiership

• Changes on the way as game grapples with global calendar• Chief executive Steve Brown says RFU ‘looking at all options’The Rugby Football Union is open to the possibility of getting rid of promotion and relegation to and from the Premiership, accordi…

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Premiership may be reduced to 10 teams in bid to avert player strike

• Idea to be discussed at Professional Game Board meeting on Wednesday• Plans would free up internationals to play more matches for their clubs Reducing the Premiership to 10 teams is one of a host of ideas being floated as a potential solution to the …