The fallout of England’s dismal 2021 Six Nations has continued this morning with Stuart Barnes calling for Eddie Jones to leave his role as England boss.
Ireland produced by far their best performance of the Andy Farrell era to beat a sorry England 32-18 in Dublin yesterday,
In an article headlined ‘Eddie Jones has to go after a woeful showing by England against Ireland in Dublin‘, Barnes wrote: “After yesterday’s effort and the paucity of improvement since the World Cup, it seems Eddie Jones also has run out of steam,” wrote Barnes in his column for The Times.
“France was the exception to the rule of growing disappointment. There is no one left to blame. England lose the gainline, they lose the game.”
Meanwhile, Sir Clive Woodward was equally critical of the England boss, writing: “It’s time for Eddie Jones to look in the mirror, not the window. Somebody at the RFU — although I’m not sure who is qualified to do so — needs to ask some sharp questions of him.
“There is no respected rugby ‘brain’ asking the difficult questions.
“What’s going on? Why have England just finished fifth in the Six Nations, one place above Italy? Why have England produced only one decent performance in this tournament?
“Why are England Six Nations also-rans? Why is the England team not reflective of the fantastic talent we see every week in the Premiership?”
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His ability to forge a strong team of talents to work together has helped take the Bears from the Championship to the top of the Premiership.
The Auckland-born 52-year-old took the club up from the second tier in his first season at the club, and they have gone on to establish themselves at the top end of the top tier, even winning the 19/20 European Challenge Cup in October last year.
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