International Rugby

RFU and Eddie Jones to meet

Following England’s 2-1 series loss to the Springboks in June, coach Eddie Jones is set to meet with Rugby Football Union’s chiefs at Twickenham.

There is concern over the England side this year, as they went from top of the pile in 2017 to finishing 5th in the 6th Nations and suffering five consecutive losses (breaking the losing streak against the Springboks at Newlands) and a series defeat.

BBC Sport website reported that while Jones has “the full support” of the RFU, he will be questioned on how he plans to turn things around.

That’s a question Eddie will be answering, no doubt,” RFU chairperson Andy Cosslett said.

He has to go back now and make a report on the tour and sit with the chief executive (Steve Brown) and explain where the plan goes from here,” Cosslett added.

“But we support Eddie and we back him. He’s got an 80% win-ratio and joined us when England were at their lowest ebb. He’s done a fantastic job picking the team up and picking the country up.”

Jone’s 80% win ratio stands at 25 wins in 31 tests, with five of those losses occurring this year. Jones also steered England to 6 Nations glory in both 2016 and 2017 and was named coach of the year in 2017

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