The English rugby federation announced on Tuesday that it had renewed its “full support” for coach Eddie Jones despite the poor campaign of XV de la Rose in the 2021 Six Nations Tournament, which ended in penultimate place.
Despite the sad campaign of the XV of the Rose during the Six Nations Tournament 2021, the British coach Eddie Jones saw England renew his “full support on Tuesday”.
“We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Six Nations Tournament. Based on our previous results with Eddie, we, as well as the players and supporters, had much higher expectations,” conceded the president of RFU Bill Sweeney, quoted in a statement after hearing the coach.
“Every campaign review is invaluable in helping us learn and improve. Eddie approached this debriefing with humility and awareness, which allowed us to examine every aspect of the Tournament to identify every little one. change that we can make to improve, “added the boss of the English Federation.
Eyes already on the 2023 World Cup
Appointed at the head of England at the end of 2015, the Australian Eddie Jones, 61, guided the XV de la Rose to a World Cup final (2019) and three titles in the Tournament including a Grand Slam (2016 ). But after a year 2020 marked by the reconquest of the Tournament and victory in the Autumn Nations Cup, England have won only two of their five matches in the 2021 Tournament.
“We did not live up to our usual standards and we recognize that. The debriefing was a valuable process, we all learned a lot from this experience and, above all, we identified actions to enable the team to advance in a positive way towards 2023 (year of the next World Cup, editor’s note) “, said Jones, quoted in the press release.
Among the points to improve, indiscipline was highlighted by the federation. The RFU also found that some players had “not had enough playing time before the Tournament” in a thinly veiled allusion to the Saracens players. Other factors detrimental to performance were identified as the absence of several staff members, including Jason Ryles stranded in Australia due to the health crisis.
As a reminder, England must face Canada and the United States in the July tests.