Eddie Jones rediscovers the old feud with Johnny Sexton as suggesting that the fly half receives preferential treatment
Eddie Jones reignites old feud with Johnny Sexton as he suggests fly-half gets preferential treatment from referees
- Eddie Jones feels that Johnny Sexton gets more protection than Owen Farrell
- Jones later apologized for his remarks about the fly half of Ireland
- Dragon flanker Ross Moriarty had previously made similar claims
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Head coach Eddie Jones from England has reopened old wounds by again pulling the fly-half Johnny Sexton.
Yesterday Jones spoke again to the British media and asked Sexton when he was asked if England No. 10 Owen Farrell bore an injury in the clash of tomorrow with the All Blacks in Twickenham.
Farrell takes care of a sore hip after a late hit from the Springbok Center Andre Esterhuizen and Jones suggested that Sexton should receive more protection.
Eddie Jones has been beaten again at Johnny Sexton while discussing the sore hip of Owen Farrell
& # 39; If he was Johnny Sexton, we could complain about him, but because he is Owen Farrell, he may be beaten late, & # 39; said Jones.
& # 39; He stands up and plays. He will be this week. & # 39;
The remarks made by the firebrand coach will certainly attract a lot of controversy after his verbal attack on Sexton in the run-up to the Six Nations meeting in Ireland in Twickenham in 2016.
Sexton recovered from what was described as a "whiplash" injury sustained during the Irish 10-9 defeat of France in Paris and Jones elucidated the touch paper with some controversial remarks about his well-being.
Sexton is an interesting one, they talked about him with a whiplash injury, something you can not talk about, & # 39; Jones said.
& # 39; I'm sure his mother and father would worry about that. Hopefully the guy is all right to play on Saturday. & # 39;
Earlier it had already been claimed that Sexton receives preferential treatment from referees during matches
Jones later apologized for his remarks and said that he would apologize at Sexton at the right time, but his latest attack will not go well on this side of the Irish Sea.
Ireland welcomes England in Dublin for their opening match of the Six Nations of 2019 on February 2 and the Jones barb will certainly increase the tension between both camps.
Last month, Wales flank Ross Moriarty received a yellow card for a late hit on Sexton during the loss of the Dragons 52-10 on the RDS and claimed that he received preferential treatment from referees.
& # 39; Most players will have survived with them if they beat Johnny Sexton, because he clearly has a big attraction and that is a shame. Sexton, who was nominated for the prestigious World Player of the Year award, was named in the starting line-up of Joe Schmidt for tomorrow night's match against Argentina on Lansdowne Road.