Tag Archives: Eddie Jones

Wage cut row intensifies as Premiership players take legal advice | Sport

Premiership players have been given legal advice on how to challenge the blanket 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs as domestic rugby’s row over wage reductions intensified on Thursday. In the Championship, Newcastle Falcons have been plunged into turmoil with their players expected to reject their proposed swingeing pay …

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RFU apologises to referee Ben O’Keeffe for Eddie Jones’s Twickenham tirade | Sport

Eddie Jones has been reprimanded by the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, and warned over his future behaviour following his stinging criticism of the referee Ben O’Keeffe after England’s Six Nations victory over Wales last Saturday. Jones has not apologised for his comments but has escaped a charge …

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The Breakdown | Rugby’s values ring hollow if Eddie Jones escapes action over referee rant | Sport

When Peter Wheeler, then the chief executive of Leicester, used a newspaper column to criticise the referee Steve Lander for some of his decisions in the match against Bristol in 2002, he was summoned to appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel and, after being found guilty of bringing …

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Eddie Jones remains tight-lipped over whether he wants to stay on | Sport

Eddie Jones has revealed he will hold talks with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, over potentially extending his contract through to the 2023 World Cup as England on Sunday moved into pole position to claim the Six Nations title. In a surprising claim that demonstrates his long-term …

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Eddie Jones expects England to face ‘titanic’ Six Nations clash against Ireland | Sport

Eddie Jones believes Sunday’s “titanic clash” with Ireland will be a battle for European supremacy with England seeking to stay in the hunt for the Six Nations title. Ireland are bidding to win the triple crown at Twickenham and while Wales won the grand slam last year, Jones sees Sunday’s …

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Eddie Jones’ England future could turn on Tom Curry winning No 8 duel | Paul Rees | Sport

Eddie Jones used his experience to full advantage in his first four years in charge of England but since the World Cup final he has veered from grumpy to irascible, no longer sure of touch. On the day that the former Ireland second-row Dan Tuohy marked his retirement by declaring …

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Eddie Jones rolls the dice with Joseph and Tuilagi thrown in against Ireland | Sport

Eddie Jones has rolled the dice by picking Jonathan Joseph on the wing and thrusting Manu Tuilagi straight back into his side against Ireland, and the coach believes England are primed to rediscover their World Cup edge in Sunday’s do-or-die match. Jones has recently faced criticism for moving Tom Curry …

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Brian O’Driscoll accuses Eddie Jones of ‘scaremongering’ in Six Nations barb | Sport

Brian O’Driscoll has accused Eddie Jones of “scaremongering” and admitted he relished the sight of the England head coach’s comments backfiring so spectacularly in France this month. Jones was widely ridiculed after his threat to face the French with “absolute brutality” was met with a below-par 24-17 defeat in Paris …

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James Haskell: ‘When you’re being choked in the MMA cage it’s horrific’ | Donald McRae | Sport

James Haskell and campmates in the ‘I’m a Celebrity...’ jungle in November 2019.

I’m in the dungeon in Wembley five times a week, training with fighters, and there is no let-up,” James Haskell says as he explains his transition from being an England rugby player who won 77 caps to the far darker and more dangerous world of mixed martial arts. Haskell has …

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