Eddie Jones fires back at England critics - Ruck

Eddie Jones fires back at England critics

Eddie Jones has hit out at “negativity” over his England’s performance after a 32-12 loss against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.

“We were beaten by a better team, but I’m so proud of the players,” he insisted after finishing as the losing coach in a World Cup final for the second time.

“I’m disappointed there’s such a negative attitude about our performance,” bristled Jones.

“We weren’t good enough today-— sorry, I apologize! We’ve just got beaten in the final and there’s all this negativity — I find it incredible.

We put everything in we could — we just weren’t good enough today. We’re the second-best team in the world.”

Jones refused to be drawn on whether he would seek to extend his current deal with England beyond 2021.


“That’s not my decision,” he barked, admitting England would be “kicking stones for four years” after such a devastating end to the tournament.

“Remember three weeks ago, I was going to get the sack — there was going to be blood on the walls at Twickenham. Sorry guys, but you’ve got me for another two years.”