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on: December 06, 2022, 01:08:29 PM
From the RFU web site

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/rfu-statement-on-eddie-jones?utm_source=CRM221206ESCoachAnnouncementMain&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CRM221206ESCoachAnnouncementMain&utm_id=CRM221206ESCoachAnnouncementMain&utm_content=men&spMailingID=23106024&spUserID=NjY4NTU2MDk2ODQ0S0&spJobID=2131187829&spReportId=MjEzMTE4NzgyOQS2

Following a review of the Autumn, Eddie Jones has been dismissed from the position of England Men's Head Coach.


The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will now conclude the long-term work it has been undertaking on coach succession planning with changes set to be announced in the near future. In the interim, Richard Cockerill will take over the day to day running of the men’s performance team.

"It is important to recognise the huge contribution Eddie has made to English rugby, winning three Six Nations Championships, one Grand Slam and taking us to a Rugby World Cup Final," said RFU CEO, Bill Sweeney.

"He has the highest win ratio of any previous England head coach and has helped develop the leadership skills of many players and coaches. I am grateful to Eddie for all he has done for England across many areas of the game and the professional way in which he has approached reviewing the performance of the team. He has provided the panel with astute insight and meaningful lessons that will support the team performance going forward."

During his time in charge Jones steered England to three Six Nations titles, including a Grand Slam in 2016, two series wins in Australia, an unbeaten run of 18 matches, an Autumn Nations Cup, and a Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

"I am pleased with much that we have achieved as an England team and I look forward to watching the team’s performance in the future," said Jones. "Many of the players and I will no doubt keep in touch and I wish them all well in their future careers."

The decision for Eddie to leave was taken by the RFU board earlier today. Speaking about the decision, RFU Chair, Tom Ilube said: "The independent review panel regularly updates board on its discussions and findings.  We are fully supportive of its process and recommendations."


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Reply #1 on: December 06, 2022, 06:59:37 PM
I'm torn on this..... I think I would have stuck by him and fresh start after the world cup.

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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2022, 03:31:23 PM
Im overjoyed      I saw him at a sportsman dinner a couple of years ago   and was not impressed by his performance      he has lost the plot since the World Cup   and should have gone ages ago     he has been on borrowed time.   apparently he is a good bloke but he had to go
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