Accusations have arisen against Eddie Jones, the former head coach of the England rugby team, for allegedly subjecting players to both physical and mental discomfort during his last year in charge.
The Aussie stepped down from his position in December following a year marked by disappointing results, with only five victories out of 12 Tests in 2022.
“I am pleased with much that we have achieved as an England team and I look forward to watching the team’s performance in the future,” said the Australian.
“Many of the players and I will no doubt keep in touch and I wish them all well in their future careers.”
It has been revealed during the 2022 Six Nations that Max Malins, the Saracens player, was reduced to tears when eviscerated by Jones.
He criticised his body language around training and unceremoniously dropped him in the week of the France match.
“It’s been seven years of players being relieved to be out of England camps, going back to their clubs,” a source told The Times.
“There are very few who felt comfortable in that environment.”
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Eddie Jones’ five most infamous foul mouthed outbursts
Eddie Jones is notorious for his wicked temper and dressing room outbursts during his time as England boss.
#1. Mike Brown
The former England fullback has placed Eddie Jones’ man-management under scrutiny after claiming he was on the receiving end of a foul-mouthed rant from the head coach when being told he was not going to the 2019 World Cup.
“I said to him, ‘Look, I understand selection is what it is, but don’t put it on that. You haven’t even asked me what happened. With all due respect, I didn’t really do anything. I don’t feel like it was my fault. I hadn’t drunk much, two drinks or whatever. There were people in a worse state than me and I was just trying to mind my own business’.
“So he just switched and turned on me, effing and blinding. It wasn’t nice.
“Just be a man and say what is the reason I’m not getting picked. Don’t try to put it on that, because it’s not that. It’s pretty clear and obvious that it’s not that.
“I asked him to tell me what he thinks happened and he said, ‘My security guards were there, they told me what happened’.
“I said, ‘Let me see what they’ve said has happened’, because he said he had written reports. He wouldn’t give me that.
“He said, ‘Who the F do you think you are?’ because I was going back at him and he doesn’t like that.
“It’s a shame it ended up like that. I wanted clarity on why I wasn’t getting picked, not some made-up excuse.”