The English Rugby Union (RFU) announced its “full support” for Australian coach Eddie Jones to continue training the England national team, the number one competitor for Argentina in the upcoming World Cup in France 2023, despite the team’s weak campaign in the Six Nations Championship in 2021..
Entity President Bill Sweeney admitted in a statement to the BBC: “We are disappointed that we finished fifth in the Six Nations Championship. Based on our previous results with Jones, the Russian Federation, players and fans, we had much higher expectations.” Answered.
“Each campaign review is invaluable in helping us learn and improve. Jones handled this finding with humility and awareness, allowing us to examine all aspects of the tournament to identify each of the small changes we could make to improve it,” added the FA Director.
Appointed as England coach at the end of 2015, the 61-year-old Jones led the British team to the 2019 FIFA World Cup Japan Final (lost to South Africa) and won three titles in the Six Nations Championship.
However, after the year 2020 marked by the restoration of the Six Nations and victory in the Fall of Nations Cup, they won only two of their five matches in the 2021 tournament.
England will merge Group D in France 2023, along with Argentina, Japan, one team from Oceania (Samoa or Tonga) and another from America (Uruguay, Canada or the United States), and will make their debut on September 9 at the Velodrome in Marseille against Los. Pumas. (Telam)