"Return in January" - Eddie Jones has several jobs lined up, including Six Nations role - Ruck

“Return in January” – Eddie Jones has several jobs lined up, including Six Nations role

On Monday, Australian media disclosed that numerous countries and a European club team have expressed interest in acquiring his services.

The 63-year-old resigned last month following Australia’s elimination from the World Cup in the group stage, managing only two wins in nine Tests since assuming the role in January.

While there are strong speculations about a potential return to Japan, where he previously served as the leader from 2012 to 2015, he emphasized to The Australian newspaper that no formal offer has been presented.

“Obviously I want to coach,” said Jones, who was dumped by England in late 2022 after a poor run of form.

“I’m looking for a job now.

“If Japan did come knocking I’d definitely chat to them and I’ve had a couple of other countries approach me.


“There’s a club in Europe interested, so I would expect by January I’ll be working again.”

Jones is said to be leading the pack in the Japan Rugby Football Union’s lineup of potential candidates to succeed the departing Jamie Joseph. South African Frans Ludeke is also considered a contender for the position.

RUCK has also reported that Jones could join Italy in an advisory role ahead of the 2024 Six Nations

“As long as I’ve got the energy to do it, I’ll keep doing it [coaching],” he added.

“But as you know, in terms of experience and learning, the older you get, the better the coach you are. I am a much better coach than I was this time last year.

“I’ve learnt a lot from Australia. I’ve learned some things I shouldn’t have done, some things I didn’t do well and I’ll be a better coach in the next job that I do.”

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Nigel Owen’s law changes for 2024:

#1. Less TMO

Owens wrote: “We should aim for good performances that facilitate good games. In my opinion, perfect has become the enemy of the good because people are striving for a standard that is unachievable. A frustrating over-reliance on the TMO is one result of this fear of getting things wrong.

“Pressure is being exerted on referees by spectators, social media users, coaches, players, performance reviewers and referee managers. That is a lot of people scrutinising everything. I think we need to take a step back and make sure we pick up the things that matter.”

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