Eddie Jones linked with shock England exit over wage row

Eddie Jones’ position as England coach has come under fresh speculation due to what was meant to be a temporary pay-cut.

The Australian has revealed that Jones will have to accept a ‘longer term’ 25% cut in his salary, which reduced his earnings from £750,000 per season to around £550,000 per season.

Therefore, Jones is now interested in a move to Sydney-based NRL side Canterbury Bulldogs, having already been linked with another rugby league side, Cronulla Sharks.

The Daily Mail also say that coaching opportunities have arisen for the man, who led England to the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, in Japan’s Top League and the MLR in the USA.

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Jones agreed back in March to take a 25% cut in his wages to fall in line with all senior employees at the RFU.

But it was thought to be a temporary measure. Now, as Twickenham chiefs brace themselves for losses of up to £107 million, it is claimed Jones and his assistant coaches will stay on their amended terms for the foreseeable future.


10 things you PROBABLY DIDN’T know about Eddie Jones

1. He made three appearances for Leicester during the 1991/92 season in England.
2. The Aussies lowest win ratio as Wallabies boss was against England. The Wallabies lost five times to England from seven starts under Jones – a 29 per cent success rate.
3.Jones played as a hooker for Sydney-based rugby club Randwick, who is nicknamed the Galloping Greens. The club can display an illustrious roll of honour, with Australia international stars who passed through their ranks including Ken Catchpole, David Campese, George Gregan, Matt Giteau and Kurtley Beale.
4. The RFU paid a compensation figure £100,000 to release him from his contract with the Stormers
5. Jones spent time with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola before the 2015 World Cup, and he said: “He is the best soccer coach in the world, and you always want to learn from the best.”
6. Jones played 12 times for provincial side New South Wales as a hooker including a match against the British and Irish Lions in 1989
7. The 55-year-old was born in Burnie, Tasmania to a Japanese American mother and an Australian Father
8. He is the first non-Englishman to become Head Coach of the England rugby team
9. In 2001, he coached Australia A to victory over the British & Irish Lions
10. Jones discovered the talent of Australia great George Smith who was attending a rugby league trial to join Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
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