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Eddie Jones may already have a new job

By Ian Cameron
Eddie Jones - PA

Dismissed England head coach Eddie Jones may already have found a new job – in the Top 14.

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Jones was sacked on Tuesday, less than nine weeks before England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland and just nine months before the World Cup starts.

His seven-year reign came to an end following a Rugby Football Union review of the Autumn Nations Series, which produced defeats against Argentina and South Africa, plus a draw with New Zealand.

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It was England’s worst year since 2008, comprising of six defeats, a draw and five wins.

The Australian mentor was contracted until the end of next year’s World Cup but now looks set to be replaced by his former No.2 Steve Borthwick.

However it seems the 62-year-old Jones has landed on his feet.

Castres Olympique head coach Pierre-Henry Broncan says that Jones is set to join the team as a consultant.

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“It’s a complicated period for him, he has want to go back to Japan because his wife is Japanese and his mother is there. He will recharge his batteries in Japan at first. Then he will come here.”

And the Castres coach added: “Eddie Jones will be on the market and he will quickly be picked up by a club or a nation, he will not be free for long. For the moment in a period like this, he needs to breathe, to put himself aside a little ”.

Broncan met Jones in Bath and their friendship grew from there.

“I met him when I was in Bath, he is someone who is really passionate about rugby. He arrived at my house on Thursday evening and since we watched Béziers-Mont-de-Marsan, impressed to see all these ProD2 matches televised. He likes it, it’s as if it were two hunting fans talking together. He was in Lille for the allocation of training camps on Monday. He will leave at the end of the morning tomorrow, coffee at my place with another coach. Even the players were happy. It’s Mr. Eddie Jones, quite simply.”

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