No hiding place for Eddie Jones and Twickenham is getting restless | Robert Kitson

South Africa and New Zealand are about to ask searching questions of the England head coach and a side that have been hit by a run of injuries to key players

Sometimes international sport feels less like a game than a game show. Supply the right answers under pressure and you can stay. Get it wrong and you are gone. Entertain before the ad break or get the hell out of town. Twickenham, once the spiritual home of English restraint, is as obsessed these days with instant gratification as anywhere else.

Nor does it help that English rugby union is currently hostage to a crazily spinning wheel of fortune. As recently as 10 months ago Eddie Jones was a world class boss and the future was shiny bright. And now? The Springboks, staring into the abyss before Rassie Erasmus’s intervention, cannot wait to get stuck into one of the least settled red rose packs of modern times.

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