England head coach Eddie Jones has fallen from second to 19th in a list of rugby’s most influential people.
England’s head coach has fallen down the standings published in the September issue of Rugby World magazine following a dismal first half of 2018 that included five successive Test defeats.
RUGBY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE 2018 – TOP THREE
1. Agustin Pichot – World Rugby vice-chairman
2. Rassie Erasmus – South Africa head coach
3. Mohed Altrad – Montpellier owner
Jones has also been forced to issue two public apologies for disparaging comments made about Wales and Ireland, and Bath owner Bruce Craig, whom he labelled the ‘Donald Trump of rugby’.
World Rugby vice-chairman Gus Pichot tops the list and is followed by new South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus – who masterminded a 2-1 series victory over England in June – with Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad in third.
The standings are produced every two years and are based on the views of players, coaches, administrators and media.