Eddie jones is being heavily criticized by the English press after the completion of your participation in the Six nations last saturday, you left it in the fifth location, after losing to Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the same tournament.
The love for the coach who led La Rosa to the World Cup final in 2019 appears to have waned due to a poor start to the year. It is worth remembering that England was champion in the previous edition of the Six Nations and also lifted the title of the new Autumn Nations Cup, about the close of last year.
The relationship between the head coach and journalism adds several chapters of conflict, and was accentuated last week when he accused the press of putting “rat poison” in the heads of the followers. But Saturday’s loss to Ireland gave his country’s media nourishment to get back on track.
Fifth place in the current Six Nations means the worst performance in recent years. However, reviewing the results of the last decade, England also finished in fifth place in 2018. Only a year before the World Cup, but Jones’ team showed the ability to recover and reinvent itself and the following year they took second place in the tournament and also the world runner-up, as mentioned above.
Speculation increased after Jones met with RFU CEO Bill Sweeney on Sunday to begin discussions about the fifth place that has jeopardized his five-year reign as head coach. The report on the campaign with losses to Scotland, Wales and Ireland will last between seven and 10 days and is being supervised by a panel drawn from the game with a meeting schedule already established.
Sweeney must decide whether the second great recession of the Jones era is evidence of a permanent stagnation or a temporary slide that he is poised to reverse.
Criticisms of the Australian include his loyalty to out-of-form players, his inability to resolve a disciplinary crisis on the field, conservative tactics, inconsistency in results and performances, and the team’s inability to boost. the sum of its parts.
However, it is understood that the RFU admires Jones’ win rate of 77 per cent, which is significantly above England’s next head coach, Jack Rowell, at 72 per cent. Sir Clive Woodward recorded 71 percent.
Jones’ success in charting a route out of a similar recession in 2018 also strengthens his position, with Sweeney to consider historic achievements and recent failures as they come to a conclusion.
If the RFU decides to act, it will only be required to pay the notice period of its contract, which expires after the 2023 World Cup.
This notice period can be activated by either party at any time and this clause in the contract means that it would not be prohibitively expensive to part ways with the 61-year-old company.
England’s decline is reflected in the latest world rankings, in which they have fallen to fourth place after their 32-18 defeat to Ireland. The Six Nations began Secondly thanks to a streak of eight straight wins that secured the 2020 Championship and Fall Nations Cup, only for losses to Scotland, Wales and Ireland that sent them hurtling down.
Y, Had it not been for Jonny May’s consolation try in the 79th minute at Aviva Stadium, they would have sunk to fifth place, which is occupied today by Andy Farrell’s team.
PERFORMANCE OF ENGLAND IN THE SIX NATIONS
2021: 5th (champion: France or Wales)
2019: 2nd (Welsh Champion)
2018: 5th (Irish Champion)
2015: 2nd (Irish Champion)
2014: 2nd (Irish Champion)
2013: 2nd (Welsh Champion)
2012: 2nd (Welsh Champion)
2010: 3rd (French Champion)