RFU 'comfortable' with Eddie Jones advising Beau Barrett at Suntory

Rugby Apr 28, 2021

RFU 'comfortable' with Eddie Jones advising Beau Barrett at Suntory

The Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday it was "comfortable" with England head coach Eddie Jones continuing to act as a consultant to Beauden Barrett's Suntory Sungoliath. New Zealand fly-half Barrett is on a sabbatical to play with the Japanese club but the two-time world ...

Rugby Football Union backs Eddie Jones after poor Six Nations

Rugby Apr 21, 2021

Rugby Football Union backs Eddie Jones after poor Six Nations

The Rugby Football Union gave its backing to England head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday following the team's fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations championship but made a series of recommendations to improve performance. England delivered a poor defense of the title won in the ...

Eddie Jones bites tongue over officiating after England loss to Wales

Rugby Feb 28, 2021

Eddie Jones bites tongue over officiating after England loss to Wales

England coach Eddie Jones tried to make his frustration clear while refusing to criticize referee Pascal Gauzere following the reigning Six Nations champions' 40-24 loss to host Wales on Saturday. Defeat in what Jones had labeled a "make-or-break" third-round fixture all but ended England's hopes ...

Eddie Jones hails Jonny May's spectacular 'rugby league' try

Rugby Feb 14, 2021

Eddie Jones hails Jonny May's spectacular 'rugby league' try

England coach Eddie Jones said that Jonny May's extraordinary try in Saturday's 41-18 Six Nations victory over Italy reminded him of a rugby league finish, though the flying up-and-over dive would have probably been more at home in last week's Super Bowl. May received the ...

England enters unusual Six Nations with target on its back

Rugby Feb 4, 2021

England enters unusual Six Nations with target on its back

That reigning champion England is the team to beat heading into a Six Nations is not unusual. That the entire 2021 tournament is scheduled to be played without spectators, however, makes it like no other before it even kicks off. Rugby Union got used to staging ...