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.

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“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.”

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