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England head coach Eddie Jones rebuked by the RFU after feedback on ‘closeted’ public college gamers

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England head coach Eddie Jones reprimanded by the RFU after going through backlash for criticising rugby’s reliance on the non-public college system that he claims produces ‘closeted’ gamers who lack ‘resolve’

  • Eddie Jones made headlines on the weekend for his feedback on public faculties
  • The England head coach stated the non-public schooling system must be ‘blown up’ 
  • Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward condemned the view as ‘divisive’
  • Jones has been issued with a stern reprimand from RFU chief Invoice Sweeney 
  • The RFU additionally highlighted the significance of personal faculties to the English sport

Eddie Jones has acquired a uncommon rebuke from his Rugby Soccer Union bosses after the England head coach had slammed the nation’s non-public college system. 

Australian Jones claimed England gamers educated at fee-paying faculties lacked resilience and management expertise and have been ‘closeted’ due to their upbringing. 

He recommended the RFU ought to ‘blow up’ the non-public college system in feedback which Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward stated have been ‘divisive’ and ‘disrespectful’. 

The RFU confirmed on Tuesday that Jones had been issued with a stern reprimand from chief government Invoice Sweeney.

A press release learn: ‘RFU CEO, Invoice Sweeney, spoke to the England head coach, Eddie Jones, on Sunday and confirmed the RFU place on the valued position the impartial sector performs within the participant pathway.’

England’s 2003 World Cup-winning coach Woodward had beforehand referred to as on the RFU to decorate down Jones for his feedback and the governing physique have now confirmed one happened. 

Woodward wrote in Tuesday’s Sportsmail: ‘Jones can say what he likes, however he seemingly has a monopoly on the voice of English rugby. ‘When the RFU simply stand by and let it occur, you marvel what on earth is happening. Why does Jones have the suitable to belittle the English sport like that?’

Eddie Jones claimed that personal faculties produce ‘closeted’ rugby gamers who lack ‘resolve’

The RFU confirmed that Jones has been issued with a stern reprimand from chief Bill Sweeney

The RFU confirmed that Jones has been issued with a stern reprimand from chief Invoice Sweeney

The non-public college sector has historically been a conveyor belt of expertise for English rugby. Twelve of the 23 gamers within the England squad for his or her final Check in opposition to Australia in July went to fee-paying faculties. 

London Irish’s Henry Arundell – a product of Harrow College – is the newest to come back by that pathway. 5 England gamers who began the 2003 World Cup ultimate win over Australia when Woodward was head coach have been privately educated.

‘The RFU is massively appreciative and supportive of the position each the impartial and state college sectors play in introducing girls and boys to our sport and in our participant pathway,’ English rugby’s governing physique continued. 

Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward condemned Jones' comments as 'disrespectful'

Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward condemned Jones’ feedback as ‘disrespectful’

Henry Arundell - a product of Harrow School - is the latest to come through the private school pathway

Arundell's England team-mate Maro Itoje also attended a public school

Present England gamers similar to Henry Arundell (L) and Maro Itoje (R) have been privately educated

‘A collaborative strategy and powerful partnerships inside the schooling sector guarantee gamers are supported and supplied alternatives to develop in any respect faculties.

‘The newest England males’s squad contained gamers who’ve benefitted from time inside impartial faculties, together with Maro Itoje and Henry Arundell, in addition to many from the state sector together with Jonny Hill and Courtney Lawes.

‘As a union, we’re at all times working to broaden the enchantment and accessibility of rugby union to girls and boys from a variety of backgrounds.’


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