Eddie Jones takes home prestigious rugby personality award



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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.

    Jones was recognised at the club’s annual dinner in central London and follows in the footsteps of winners including Jonah Lomu, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and Dan Carter.

    The Australian oversaw an outstanding maiden year as England coach after masterminding a perfect run of 13 successive Test victories, including a grand slam and series whitewash of Australia.

    Jones, who is contracted until the end of Japan 2019, took over in the wake of the 2015 World Cup debacle and has lifted England to second in the global rankings.

    Ben Ryan won the Special Award after coaching Fiji to their first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016.

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    • Roar Guru

      January 10th 2017 @ 10:04am
      Machooka said | January 10th 2017 @ 10:04am | ! Report

      Fabulous for Eddie to have had it confirmed he is indeed a ‘sport’s personality’… he now just needs to be recognised as a coach.

      Likewise, well done Ben Ryan for coaching Fiji to their historical Olympic gold medal in the Sevens in Rio 2016!

      • January 10th 2017 @ 7:02pm
        Neil Back said | January 10th 2017 @ 7:02pm | ! Report

        He’d have to be chuffed with confirmation he simply has a personality you’d think

        What is it now, something like 22 months before he’ll earn his ‘Sir Eddie’?

        • Roar Guru

          January 10th 2017 @ 9:11pm
          Machooka said | January 10th 2017 @ 9:11pm | ! Report

          Bravo Neil… and welcome back.

          Happy NY ‘sir’ ๐Ÿ™‚

          • January 11th 2017 @ 5:40am
            Neil Back said | January 11th 2017 @ 5:40am | ! Report

            Thanks Chook. And the very same to you.

    • January 10th 2017 @ 8:23pm
      ebop said | January 10th 2017 @ 8:23pm | ! Report

      Breaking news….

      Eddie Jones wiped his bum

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