Phil Sweeney, president of the English Rugby Federation (RFU), said he wanted to appoint an Englishman after his coach, Eddie Jones, when he did not captain the Fifteen Rose team. After a six-nation tournament, finishing third behind France and Ireland, Sweeney has renewed his confidence in the Australian coach of the English selection, whose contract will last until the end of the 2023 World Cup.
However, Jones has come under a lot of criticism in recent months. Since losing to South Africa (32-12) in the 2019 World Cup final, England has lost its status and been relegated to fifth in the world.
Sweeney’s intention of appointing an English coach after Jones will avoid profiles such as former New Zealand Wales coach Warren Cotland or world champion Rossi Erasmus with South Africa in 2019.
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“We think we have a great wealth of English trainingSweeney said. As a nation dominating this sport, we need to develop English coaches and English sports style. ⁇ Bill Sweeney also announced the presence of the RFU “An Advanced Succession Plan” With one eye “You can imagine every English manager here and abroad”.
Conor O’Shea, the former Italy manager and current director of RFU’s rugby and performance, said the governing body aims to appoint Jones’ successor before the summer of 2023. Many names have been quoted by the British media: Steve Bordwick, coach Leicester Tigers, Rob Baxter, Exeter or Richard Cocker, currently among Rose’s fifteen employees.
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