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