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England players to be asked if Eddie Jones should stay on as head coach

  • Squad will get say as part of post-Six Nations review
  • Maro Itoje and Mako Vunipola have already backed Jones

England players are set to have a significant say over whether Eddie Jones keeps his job as head coach with the squad invited to give their feedback into the dismal Six Nations campaign as part of the Rugby Football Union’s review.

Jones is expected to learn his fate next week when the RFU completes its investigation – led by the chief executive Bill Sweeney – into England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations that has seen them drop to fourth in the world rankings. Sweeney is heading a panel which is likely to also include the union’s director of performance, Conor O’Shea, and may also feature former England players. Jones started his own debrief with his senior players and coaches on Sunday and will present his findings to Sweeney and the panel.

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