Eddie Jones: RFU backs England
The Rugby Soccer Union has backed head coach Eddie Jones to guide England within the 2019 World Cup however has held discussions about his latest behaviour.
England surrendered their Six Nations crown to Eire in March earlier than dropping a summer season Take a look at sequence in South Africa.
Jones was involved in an altercation with Springbok fans after England’s 42-39 loss in Johannesburg.
“The latest run is disappointing, however I am not holding Eddie to account,” mentioned RFU chief govt Steve Brown.
“An important factor with Eddie is the cumulative historical past, and the win charge continues to be very excessive.
“It is about wanting on the entire image and having confidence sooner or later plan in addition to the historical past to this point.”
England went on a world-record equalling run of worldwide victories after Jones took charge of the side in November 2015, profitable 18 consecutive Checks and two Six Nations titles, together with one Grand Slam.
Nevertheless, England have suffered 5 defeats of their previous six matches and Jones has been concerned in confrontations with opposition supporters in Scotland and South Africa.
Talking about Jones’ self-discipline, Brown advised BBC Sport: “We’ve got mentioned particular incidents which have occurred and talked about how they are often dealt with shifting ahead.
“We must always by no means have these issues performed out in public however we’re speaking about individuals in very intense conditions, so I assume it’s affordable to count on that typically individuals do not behave precisely as you need them to.”
Nevertheless, the chief govt of the RFU says he has “religion” in Jones’ values and that the Australian “understood” the significance of the discussions.
The seek for a defence coach continues
Brown says England are in “discussions with varied individuals” for a brand new defence coach, after Paul Gustard stepped down following the South Africa tour to take cost of Premiership facet Harlequins.
“Eddie (Jones) and the RFU wish to appoint a coach as rapidly as attainable and earlier than the autumn internationals.
“That is Eddie’s appointment as effectively so it is vital that he’s making the choice too. He’s additionally speaking about an assault coach as effectively, in order that we’ve got a full complement by way of the autumn.”
England start their autumn schedule towards South Africa at Twickenham on three November.