Fans slam Eddie Jones as England boss takes blame in awkward post-match interview - Ruck

Fans slam Eddie Jones as England boss takes blame in awkward post-match interview

Fans were left frustrated by Eddie Jones ‘prickly’ post-match interview following their Autumn Nations Series finale defeat against South Africa.

The England head coach apologised for the performance but said his players were still heading in the right direction, 10 months out from the World Cup.

“We are disappointed we didn’t play how we wanted to,” Jones told Amazon Prime.

“South Africa do things to you that are some times difficult to deal with.t

“We didn’t land a shot like we wanted to. You have to win contests and we didn’t win in the air or the set-piece, so it’s hard to get in the game. 

“We lost two of the key contests but we will improve in those areas. Results tell you everything and that is what we are judged by but I feel like there is growth in the team, which we have seen, but wasn’t evident today.”

One fan wrote: “Listening to Eddie Jones is like listening to someone with concussion. Players out of position, same game plan that doesn’t work, lack of bite/physicality. Ego is getting in the way…”

A second commented: “England have very talented players & lots of depth. Eddie Jones is the problem.”

A third said: “Eddie Jones a bit prickly at his after match interview.”

“Eddie Jones is utterly deluded if he believes @EnglandRugby moving in the right direction.”

Another commented: “Does Eddie Jones think an interview like that is going to fool anybody who has been watching.”

A different fan wrote: “Is Eddie Jones pissed lol.”

Another added: “So sick of this England team. They don’t want to play rugby… Eddie Jones and his assistants must be the most inept coaches in the world. Taking the money – springs to mind. Tactics, selection: all disgraceful. And ruining young players careers.”

England’s Three-Man Shortlist to replace Jones:

#1. Scott Robertson

Mike Brown, the former England fullback who captained the Barbarians against Harlequins, wrote in his Mail on Sundaycolumn that he was “convinced” Robertson would be the “perfect successor” to Jones.

Scott Robertson facts:

  • Robertson showed huge ambition as he outlined a goal to win the World Cup with two different countries
  • His position as a player was flanker and he played for Bay of Plenty, Perpignan, Canterbury, the Crusaders and the All Blacks
  • Robertson is known for his post victory match break dancing routine