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Eddie Jones close to deciding if WAGS can attend Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones in talks with FA over best Rugby World Cup policy for wives and girlfriends

Jones has picked the brains of Gareth Southgate following the nation’s success in reaching the semi-finals of the global showpiece in Russia in the summer with WAGs among the topics covered.

“We have been talking to the FA about what they did successfully at the World Cup,” Jones said.

“When it gets closer to the time we will have a policy on that. We will have an idea and give it to the players to look at. We want them to accept responsibility. Then we will take it from there.


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“Having family out there varies for each player. I can remember coaching a side and the captain, who was pretty successful, came up and said ‘I don’t care what you do, but don’t allow wives and kids in the hotel’.

“For him it was an impediment to his performance, whereas other players feel it is essential to see their family.

“It’s about coming up with a set of rules that individually allow the players some freedom but at the same time maintain team discipline.”


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