“He’s combative" - Eddie Jones says he had just FOUR world class players during his career - Ruck

“He’s combative” – Eddie Jones says he had just FOUR world class players during his career

Eddie Jones, throughout his illustrious coaching career, has only acknowledged a select few players as world-class.

In numerous interviews, the Australian coach has been cautious with this label, even famously stating his England team had no world-class players.

Since then, three players have shattered Jones’ high standards to join the exclusive club of his best-coached talents.

Discover below the individuals who have earned lavish praise from the esteemed mentor.

#1. Maro Itoje

Itoje is a prominent English rugby union player, celebrated for his formidable presence as a lock.

Known for his athleticism, intelligence, and leadership, Itoje has been a key figure for England and the British & Irish Lions, earning accolades for his performances in domestic and international competitions.

Jones said: “Maro is one of the best players in the world and he plays the game on the edge,

““At the same time, there are areas of the game he needs to tidy up and he knows that. He’s a good boy, a good player. There are just a few things in his game he needs to tidy up.”

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