‘In anyone’s language it’s a really bad look’: Woodward launches scathing attack on Eddie Jones over Japanese nixer


Clive Woodward has slammed England boss Eddie Jones for heading to Japan to do some teaching at Suntory Sungoliath throughout his annual depart, claiming the state of affairs makes England rugby look ridiculous only a week after the RFU revealed its assessment within the 2021 Guinness Six Nations fifth-place end. 

The 2003 World Cup-winning coach has been vastly crucial of Jones in latest instances for the way during which England’s outcomes have fallen by the wayside and he has now mounted a stinging rebuke over the Australian’s work on the aspect.

Writing in his newest Sportsmail column, Woodward mentioned: “Has anybody received the bottle to maintain Eddie Jones underneath management? His teaching position in Japan makes English rugby look RIDICULOUS… he needs to be 100 per cent targeted on the job and might afford completely zero distractions.”

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Beauden Barrett talks about England coach Eddie Jones

The RFU have given their blessing to the consultancy roles England boss Jones at the moment has with Suntory in Japan and with San Diego Legion in America, however the optics of the Australian flying out to work with the likes of the All Blacks Beauden Barrett on the identical time the RFU has delivered its 2021 assessment hasn’t been a great search for Jones.   

“I’m one of many only a few individuals who is certified to state, categorically, that if you’ll coach England within the skilled period, you may afford completely zero distractions — and I imply zero,” insisted Woodward. 

“Every thing has to take second place. At instances that even consists of your loved ones, who should make huge sacrifices to provide the time and house to do the job correctly. It’s all-consuming. Heaven is aware of the way you mix teaching England with writing books and operating parallel teaching consultancies in different components of the world. That may all come afterwards if that’s what you need; a contented by-product of doing a great job with England. 

“However when you find yourself in situ it’s 24/7, all 12 months spherical. As head coach, you demand 100 per cent dedication out of your gamers and you need to give it again in return… In anybody’s language, it’s a actually dangerous look the England coach in Japan teaching and advising with Suntory and Beauden Barrett simply weeks after a miserably poor Six Nations marketing campaign.”


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