Posts Tagged "Eddie Jones"

With it being two years since England’s early World Cup exit on home soil, and just under two years until Japan 2019 kicks off, Eddie Jones has officially entered (you guessed it) phase two of his reign as England coach.

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Eddie Jones joked that he will visit Japanese temples to “pray really hard” before embracing England’s presence in the World Cup’s ‘group of death’.

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England coach Eddie Jones has a novel solution to the question of who should captain the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand this year – make it a four-man job.

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It was a relief to see some rugby break out over the weekend. Yet another comeback win by the Crusaders, more muddling from the Waratahs, Quade being Quade, and in Paris, a reiteration of that old cliché, rugby is a game that goes for the whole 100 minutes.

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Eddie Jones has responded to the prospect of England facing New Zealand this year by joking that he would like the fixture to be staged straight after Saturday’s match in Dublin.

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England will face Ireland ready to make history and embrace “greatness” but the players and coach Eddie Jones are well aware that if there is anywhere in the rugby world where such dreams can be derailed it is Dublin.

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Eddie Jones compares the praise England have received from New Zealand coach Steve Hansen to the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood being deceived by the wolf.

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England refused to celebrate their successful Six Nations title defence on Saturday after Eddie Jones declared the Grand Slam as the real prize.

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For a man on the brink of matching rugby’s world record winning run, England coach Eddie Jones cut an irritable, tetchy figure during a news conference that left everyone wondering what he will be like when he loses a game.

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It is predictable and worrying that coach Eddie Jones, supported by the blinkered, blazer-wearing wallahs running England rugby – including the abrasive Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie – would find Italy’s bold gamble on ruckless rugby somehow an attack on the spirit of the laws.

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England coach Eddie Jones launched an extraordinary attack on Italy’s innovative breakdown tactics in Sunday’s Six Nations clash, saying “that’s not rugby” and that the fans should get their money back.

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They say that a champion can be pushed to the edge of the cliff, but it is quite another task to tip them over. This is the stage that England have reached on their current 16-match unbeaten run.

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Elliot Daly’s try four minutes from time gave champions England a 21-16 victory over Wales in a pulsating Six Nations clash played at relentless speed amid an amazing atmosphere at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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Eddie Jones has been psychologically “cuddling” his England rugby players in anticipation of the renewal of a special rivalry against Wales.

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Portents were good on arrival at Heathrow when the world’s most friendly immigration agent – a profession where cracking a smile is not part of the job description – discovered I was visiting the UK on rugby business.

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Elliot Daly will start on the wing and Maro Itoje will play at blindside flanker as England begin the defence of their Six Nations title against France at Twickenham on Saturday, coach Eddie Jones said when naming his side on Thursday.

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Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions coach Jim Telfer has launched a scathing attack on England coach Eddie Jones, likening him to Donald Trump.

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Eddie Jones insists the shortage of contenders for the England captaincy beyond Dylan Hartley is a symptom of the leadership deficit that exists throughout sport.

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First there was Eddie, engineering England’s 13-match unbeaten run in 2016. Then there was Ireland, handing the All Blacks their worst beating since 2012 in Chicago.

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England coach Eddie Jones has won the prestigious Rugby Union Writers’ Club Pat Marshall Memorial Award as the sport’s personality of the year for 2016.

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