Tag Archives: Eddie Jones

England Tour of South Africa 2018 – “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”

Eddie Jones yesterday announced his squad to tour South Africa this summer following a lack lustre Six Nations campaign. Whilst it is safe to say Jones’s honeymoon period as England coach is now over his selections have the ring of a bride to be – “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”… Old Jones … Continue Reading

England v Italy – The fox outfoxed. Coaching masterstroke or a devaluing of the game?

During the Autumn Internationals in November last year Australian jackal-in-chief David Pocock seemingly loitered in an offside position before intercepting a pass from Ireland’s Connor Murray and nearly scoring a try. It subsequently transpired that Pocock was aware of, and exploiting, a loophole in the rules of the game created when no ruck is formed … Continue Reading

Dylan Hartley – Saint or Sinner?

After Eddie Jones was named Head Coach of the England rugby team a little over a year ago one of his first controversial decisions (see here for some others) was to name Dylan Hartley as captain in place of Chris Robshaw. Several pundits questioned the logic of replacing Robshaw with New Zealand born Hartley who, … Continue Reading

England Rugby – a training camp at what cost?

The England rugby team’s recent training camp in Brighton has come under close scrutiny as a result of a number of significant injuries to members of the Elite Player Squad (“EPS”) and caused a rift between key stakeholders the RFU and Premiership Rugby Limited (“Premier Rugby”). Eddie Jones, keen to improve England’s performance at the … Continue Reading
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