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SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Eddie Jones’ England tenure was all misguided rhetoric and false promises

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Eddie Jones will be remembered for his misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises… Steve Borthwick needs to get his own coaching team – and he definitely needs to bring Kevin Sinfield over from Leicester

  • Jones has paid the price for his full focus on the 2023 World Cup
  • I don’t think history will remember this period of English rugby too well
  • Any England player will look forward to working with Borthwick and his team

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I always regret when people lose their jobs, but Eddie Jones has been very distracted since the last World Cup and he paid the price for that.

He is a much better coach than he has shown in the last three years. He is a shadow of the Jones with whom I competed and whose early years with England were so successful and rightly applauded.

He focused entirely on the 2023 World Cup and that was a costly mistake. International rugby is very simple: focus on the next match without any distractions. The fans who pumped the money into the sport didn’t believe his hype.

Eddie Jones Has Paid The Price For His Full Focus On The 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones has paid the price for his full focus on the 2023 World Cup

1670282721 111 Sir Clive Woodward Eddie Jones England Tenure Was All Misguided

1670282721 111 Sir Clive Woodward Eddie Jones England Tenure Was All Misguided

He lost focus of simply winning the next game and got distracted by the media, former players, writing books and everything else. It was interesting to hear Arsène Wenger talk about Germany losing matches at the World Cup because they were distracted by political protests. They weren’t the only ones to take their eyes off the ball.

What will Jones’ legacy be? The semi-final victory over New Zealand at the 2019 World Cup was his best performance, but sadly he will be remembered for misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises. I don’t think history will remember this period of English rugby too well.

If it’s Steve Borthwick coming in then we should all get behind him and I wish him all the best. I hope they don’t pick him just because he’s an Englishman. I hope they choose him because they think he is the best coach in the world.

England Are Getting New Energy And They Have Enough Talent To Win The World Cup Next Year

England Are Getting New Energy And They Have Enough Talent To Win The World Cup Next Year

England are re-energized and they have enough talent to win next year’s World Cup

I knew Borthwick as a player and he needs to be given the full support and resources to make sure there are no excuses – all that is certain is that the media wagon around Jones will disappear with Steve – what you see is what you get and that alone will be a relief. I have no doubt that every English player looks forward to working with him and his team.

He needs to be able to bring in his own coaching team, and if I were him I would definitely bring Kevin Sinfield from Leicester. He’s the only defensive coach who can soften the blow of Shaun Edwards missing out.

England has been distracted for too long. The players get a second chance and there is enough talent to win the World Cup next year. Scotland is our next game. I can’t wait and I do believe that all of English rugby will be revived around a new young England coach – well done Steve Borthwick.

Any England Player Will Look Forward To Working With Steve Borthwick (R) And His Team

Any England Player Will Look Forward To Working With Steve Borthwick (R) And His Team

Any England player will look forward to working with Steve Borthwick (R) and his team

If Borthwick Gets The Job, He Should Try To Bring Kevin Sinfield From Leicester

If Borthwick Gets The Job, He Should Try To Bring Kevin Sinfield From Leicester

If Borthwick gets the job, he should try to bring Kevin Sinfield from Leicester

1670282722 528 Sir Clive Woodward Eddie Jones England Tenure Was All Misguided

1670282722 528 Sir Clive Woodward Eddie Jones England Tenure Was All Misguided

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Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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