England head coach Eddie Jones WILL continue as a consultant for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath, the RFU has confirmed.
England were drawn with Japan in the same group for the 2023 World Cup on Monday, but the RFU has revealed in a statement that there is no conflict of interests.
“Eddie has had a consultancy agreement with Suntory for over 20 years,” an RFU spokesperson said. “We have been aware and comfortable with that since he joined the RFU.
“He provides consultancy in his holidays and this role is in no way a conflict with his England team priorities.”
The former Australian head honcho also coached Suntory in 1997 and between 2009 and 2012, before taking up the position with the Japan national team.
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