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Mike Brown calls for Eddie Jones to go, ‘doesn’t believe a thing that comes out of his mouth’

Former England fullback has slammed Eddie Jones following England’s defeat against South Africa, insisting he doesn’t believer anything the head coach says.

The trust is gone:

Brown wrote: “I have stopped believing what comes out of Eddie Jones’ mouth. I’m hearing the same things over and over again. We keep getting fed all these narratives about growth and playing style, but it’s not being backed up on the pitch.

“He keeps saying it’s his fault, so what is he doing about it? England have just finished their worst year since 2008, with five wins out of 12, and the time for talking is over. People are bored with it. He needs to be held to account.”

He added: “Where was the fast start? Jones told us: ‘We are going to light up Twickenham’. The only team I saw lighting up the ground were South Africa. England were outplayed all over the pitch.”

Talking rubbish:

“Some have been together for two World Cup cycles. Last week, we heard this is still a new England team, but it isn’t. There are some I played with — that is how long they have been together.

“There were players on the bench — Ellis Genge, Sam Simmonds, Jack Nowell, Ben Youngs — who could have started and that shows the quality available, but it is not clicking for some reason.

“Now England have to dominate the Six Nations and that is going to be tough. They can’t go into a World Cup after the autumn they have had and a poor Six Nations. Are the support and structures around them good enough? Are they picking the right team with the right combinations? How do they want to play?”

Read Mike Brown’s full column for the Mail Online here.

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