Eddie Jones faces talks on future with RFU after England’s dismal Six Nations

  • RFU’s Bill Sweeney will meet head coach after poor campaign
  • Jones’s contract is understood to contain a break clause

Eddie Jones is facing crunch talks with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, as part of a review into England’s poor Six Nations campaign with the head coach’s contract understood to contain a break clause.

Jones is the world’s highest paid rugby union coach and agreed an extension through to the 2023 World Cup last April. It is believed, however, that it would not necessarily be prohibitively expensive for the RFU to part ways with Jones due to a clause in his contract, similar to that which existed in his previous deal. In that instance the clause was performance related, dependent on how England fared at the 2019 World Cup.

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