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Eddie Jones responds to request that he takes 25% pay-cut

England head coach Eddie Jones has agreed to take a pay cut of more than 25% as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The RFU is facing revenue losses in the region of £45-50million over the next 18 months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


“When I contacted Eddie regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” said RFU chief executive officer Bill Sweeney.

Jones is the highest paid coach in international rugby, earning in the region of £750,000 per year.

The 60-year-old’s current deal expires in July 2021 and as yet there has been no move to extend his contract until the next World Cup in 2023.


The 15 best Eddie Jones quotes

The England chief isn’t one to mince his words. Like most Australians, he’s blunt and to the point. 

Here are some of his BEST quotes…


1. “There are no world-class players here, not at the moment, but we will in four years.”

2. “No one can play in two completely different positions…and no other team in the world of rugby would try to do that.”

3. If Japan reach the quarter-finals of the Rugby Word Cup then I can retire. Sit back, enjoy and criticise and be like Clive Woodward on the Television.”

4. “We want to go out there and smack Italy. I said to the boys ‘go out and give them a good hiding.'”

5. “Arrogance is only bad when you lose. If you are winning and you are arrogant it is self-belief.”

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