England head coach Eddie Jones has sent a video message to the rugby community.
He emphasized unity and a group effort among rugby fans, players and clubs, as well as the wider community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“I want to send a message to all the rugby community in England. It’s obviously a difficult time at the moment but the rugby clubs are such an important part of life that it is important that the clubs keep maintaining their responsibility in the community.
“Rugby has always been a game about teamwork and at the moment teamwork is so important for the nation. So make sure you keep your discipline up, follow the head coach which at the moment is Boris Johnson, so keep your discipline, keep your social distance, for the players keep working on your game.
“You can still improve your game at this time. You can set up a gym at home, you can some training in the back yard, you can practice your skills, get your patents to help you.
A message from Eddie to the entire rugby community ?
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) March 27, 2020
“And to the parents, I know it is a hard time for you, I was down in Horsham last week and a father was saying he had to tell his son that rugby training was no longer on, it’s a difficult time but keep positive because we will get out of this, we will beat this virus and rugby will commence.
“So keep your spirits up, we’re supporting you and keep supporting England.”
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