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“Special player” – Eddie Jones ranks the three best players he’s coached

Eddie Jones has named the three players who he believes would demand a place in his dream team of players coached.

Looking back through the archives, the 61-year-old saves his praise for only the players he truly admires.

Using several interviews with various sources from down the years, we’ve formed Eddie Jones dream team of the players based on the players he bestowed with the most acclaim.

DID YOU KNOW? Eddie Jones made three appearances for Leicester Tigers during the 1991/92 season in England.

#3. Beauden Barrett

  • Position: Fly-half/Fullback
  • Major teams: New Zealand
  • Caps: 101

Jones wrote: “In England there has been much criticism of me coaching Suntory, and working with Beauden. But for me the best thing is that Beauden, one of the world’s great rugby players, is comfortable enough in himself, as I am in myself, to talk about the game so openly.

“We’re not trying to take anything away from each other. We’re trying to help each other and to just share our love of the game. Winning matters hugely, but I want the game of rugby to grow and to be truly great.”

DID YOU KNOW? Barrett won the World Rugby Player of the Year award consecutively in 2016 and 2017

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