Eddie Jones has been in charge of England’s rugby union internationals since 2015. The Australian delivered fantastic results during his first season in charge. However, England finished fifth at the 2018 Six Nations Championship, which is the team’s worst finish in over three decades. The Rugby Football Union is not happy with Jones’ results and warns the Australian to get back on the winning track.
Eddie Jones took the position of England’s head coach from Stuart Lancaster at the end of 2015. Lancaster took full responsibility for England’s poor performance at the 2015 World Cup, and, withdrew from his position. The team left the tournament in the group stage which never happened to a host country – let alone former world champions.
The last game England played under Lancaster’s leadership was against Uruguay. The betting apps’ favourites defeated Uruguay 60-3, and soon after that, parted ways with Lancaster. Eddie Jones picked up the baton recording 17 consecutive wins with team England between November 2015 and March 2017. He also helped England win its 13th Grand Slam title.
However, for the past six tests, England had five losses. This made the RFU officials draw Jones’ attention to improving the team’s performance. Chief Executive of Rugby Football Union, Steve Brown reviewed Eddie’s overall performance with team England. As Brown pointed out, the Australian delivered outstanding results during his first two stints, and he cannot be judged based on several poor performances. Brown also hopes that Jones will return to his winning way in time for autumn internationals.
“We plan to win every game we play. We expect success in the autumn. I don’t want to predict failure. I’d rather predict success, but that’s not in blind faith. They’re all big matches. We’re planning to come out of the other side successful,” said RFU’s Steve Brown.
England is looking for a new defence coach after Paul Gustard left his post to become Head of Rugby of Harlequins. First on England’s schedule is the autumn test match against South Africa taking place on November 3rd. We hope England prepares well for the competition.