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Eddie Jones has named his best XV with Tom Curry missing out

Eddie Jones dream team of players he’s coached could compete with any team from any generation of rugby.

Looking back through the archives, the 60-year-old saves his praise for only the players he truly admires.

Jones guided England to the 2019 RWC final, having masterminded the 2016 Grand Slam and a second successive Guinness Six Nations title in the initial two seasons of his six-year contract.

His tenure includes a winning run of 17 games – an unprecedented achievement by a new England coach and an unbeaten year in 2016. Other high spots were the 3-0 clean sweep against Australia in 2016, the emphatic Six Nations victories over Ireland, France and Italy in 2019 and the record 57-15 win over Ireland in August 2019.

He coached the Wallabies from 2001/05, then Saracens and climaxed three years with Japan by creating the biggest shock in RWC history when, in 2015, they beat South Africa 34-32. 

Using several interviews with various sources from down the years, we’ve formed Eddie Jones dream team of the players based on the players he bestowed with the most acclaim.

FRONT-ROW:

  • Loosehead-prop: Mako Vunipola (England)
  • Hooker: John Smit (South Africa)
  • Tighthead-prop: Kyle Sinckler (England)

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