“ They have a responsibility to their teammates, their families, English rugby and they all understand it ”: Eddie Jones orders the England squad to behave after selfish Barbarians cause Twickenham’s game to be canceled
- Chris Robshaw and Sean Maitland were among players breaking the rules
- The pair were part of a group that left their team hotel to go to the pub
- England could win the Six Nations title if they beat Italy this weekend in Rome
Eddie Jones has instructed his England squad to behave as best they can after Sunday’s curtain riser was called off as a group of Barbarians broke Covid-19 protocol by going to the pub.
England has entered a strict bubble for the fall campaign, which now kicks off against Italy on Saturday in the Six Nations in Rome.
Players have all signed health and safety codes of conduct, but Jones admitted that it is impossible to eliminate the risk of players slipping.
Chris Robshaw was a Barbarians player who got the game against England canceled
Eddie Jones has warned his last team that it will make them behave their best
“We talked about it briefly,” he said Sky Sports. “We have told the players to be responsible.
‘They have a responsibility to their teammates, their family, English rugby and they all understand that.
“I can’t tell you 100 percent that we’re going to be perfect, but we intend it to be.”
Barbarian covidiot Sean Maitland has been dropped from the Scottish squad by head coach Gregor Townsend after breaking the bio-secure bubble last week.
Ratu Tagive replaces Sean Maitland (photo) in the Scottish squad after Maitland’s breakthrough
The Saracens Wing was part of a group, including former England captain Chris Robshaw, who left the hotel for a drink.
“We are working hard to ensure our training camp remains secure in terms of Covid protocols and as such Sean’s actions last week with the Barbarians means he will no longer be able to join our group,” Townsend said. “We will be looking at the situation in the coming weeks.”
Ratu Tagive has replaced Maitland in the run-up to the final of the Six Nations match from Scotland to Wales on Saturday.
Wales will host England behind closed doors at Llanelli on November 28, it has been confirmed, after lockdown rules meant the WRU had to scrap a plan to play at Tottenham’s new stadium to maximize revenues.