English players agree with the sacking of Jones

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Feb 25, 2023, 19:27

On The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast, Sweeney said: “I spoke to a number [of players], Conor [O’Shea, the RFU’s director of performance rugby] spoke to a number. The conversations I had, without naming players because I don’t think it would be fair or reasonable to do that, were disappointed in terms of the decision of Eddie going but [had] a real understanding and support for the decision being made.

“The ones that I spoke to said, ‘look we’re disappointed for Eddie, we like Eddie but we understand why the decision was taken’ and without naming players said, ‘we think it’s the right decision’. In terms of changing what needed to be changed to go into 2023 in a stronger position.

“One of them said to me, ‘I was misquoted in the media because what I said was I was disappointed for Eddie but I wasn’t disappointed in the RFU decision, but that was reported as I’m disappointed in the decision’. So the ones I spoke to got the overall situation.”

Expanding on the decision to sack Jones and replace him with Steve Borthwick, Sweeney denied the chorus of boos that rang around Twickenham after the dismal defeat by South Africa in November was behind the decision. He said: “Some things weren’t quite clicking, weren’t working the way we all thought they were going to work, probably the way Eddie thought they were going to work.

Feb 25, 2023, 21:28

I don't think there's an obvious solution to the problems England is having. They don't have the muscle up front to give their attack much of a platform to launch from. Their defence has been looking awfully creaky too. So, with that in mind, I feel bad for Jones. But, it's better they part and the English inject some fresh ideas. I don't think they have the makings just yet of a complete side. 

Feb 25, 2023, 21:51

The proof will be in the pudding. If England continue to crash and burn in the 6 nations, and then at the world cup - will it really matter what the players think?

The player personnel has not really refreshed from the last world cup with new players, and those that have come through are hardily better than their counterparts. Other more experienced players, are hardily setting the world alight with individual brilliance.

Feb 25, 2023, 22:00

Oh dear, Scrappy Doo has made a little bit of a fool of himself. 

Added to that. Your kind have ended Western civilization. Your backward, anti-scientific, immoral garbage has totally ended Western dominance. Nearly 2000 years of culture. 

Feb 26, 2023, 15:50


A wonderful guy with an amazing ability to spout shit.    Whenever he opened his mind he spouts more than 10 times what other idiots can achieve.      

Feb 26, 2023, 19:29

Sharky edited his post. I have the screenshot of the gaff. 

Feb 27, 2023, 00:34

'Card, stick to the rugby, there's enough of your evil loony tunes garbage on Beansht4brnsTrumpet, thanks 'Card.

Feb 27, 2023, 20:49

Everyone was sick to death of him. 

Feb 27, 2023, 21:55

Gatland, Eddie, White, Foster…..these guys are too old. Coaches function best when they are in their forties, young enough to relate the players.

Feb 28, 2023, 22:00

Jones is just a very awkward fellow. 

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