Eddie Jones forced to apologise to journalist for race-related comment

England boss Eddie Jones apologised following a bizarre exchange with a journalist in which he suggested he was being mistaken for “another half-Asian” person.

He was asked: “you personally have talked before about your meditation. Are you still doing that and how has it helped you?”

Jones responded: “I don’t think I’ve ever spoken about meditation. You must be thinking about someone else… Maybe another half-Asian person… Maybe we all look the same.”

The RFU sought to play down the incident, with a spokesperson saying: “Eddie made an off-the-cuff comment during the press conference which was not intended to cause any offence.

“He has subsequently spoken to the journalist privately explaining this and apologised which was accepted”.

England face Ireland at Twickenham on Sunday needing victory to remain in title contention.


Top 5 On-Field Fights of the Six Nations Era

Is there anyone who doesn’t like a bit of good old-fashioned, ’70s-style on-field brawling?

Hell, even the players involved seem to enjoy it. They certainly didn’t hesitate to get stuck in.

So here’s a roundup of the best on-pitch fights of the Six Nations era. Enjoy.

1. France v Italy, 2014

Referee shows two players, Italy’s Michele Rizzo & France’s Rabah Slimani, red cards for foul play as France takes on Italy in the 2nd round clash of the RBS 6 Nations Championship from the Stade de France.

2. Wales v Ireland, 2005

Paul O’Connell unleashes the beast within & unloads the ground and pound on Wales’ Robert Sidoli. The nearest thing you will see to UFC on a rugby pitch.

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