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Eddie Jones told off by his 93-year-old mother for swearing

England head coach Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones was reprimanded by his 93-year-old mother for a foul-mouthed rant during England’s unconvincing win over Argentina on Saturday.


A fuming Jones was caught on camera letting his feelings be known as England made hard work of beating the Pumas 21-8.

The Australian said there will be no repeat of his outburst after his mother called him to give him a telling off.

Jones was seen throwing down his notepad and mouthing “F***, how f***ing stupid are we?” after flanker Sam Underhill conceded a penalty inside the England quarter.

“I apologise for using poor language,” the England head coach told Sky Sports News.”I got in trouble from my mother. My mother, who is 93, rang up from Australia and said ‘please don’t swear”.

“That’ll be the last time I swear.”

“I was frustrated we didn’t play better, I think everyone was a bit frustrated and sometimes you can’t control yourself.

“We only had 39 percent of the ball and we created opportunities, we just weren’t able to finish it because we would have liked to have put a real gap on them.


“Ultimately the responsibility always comes back to me so if the players weren’t able to do it, I didn’t coach them well enough.

“Having said that, that win for us was an important win because you’ve got to win those games when you’re not at your best. Whilst we’re upset that we didn’t play well, we’re also proud that we found a way to win.”


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Shaylen 7 hours ago
Ireland and South Africa share the same player development dilemma

These guys will be utility players Nick it cannot be helped because coaches cannot help themselves. Rassie looks at players like these and sees the ability to cover multiple positions without losing much. It allows the 6-2 or 7-1. He wont change his coaching style or strategy for one player. At provincial level players like these are indispensable. If there is an injury to your starting 12 but your back up 12 is a bit iffy then a coach is going to go with the back up 10 who is gold and who can play a good 12. Damian Willemse for the Springboks is an obvious case, for the Stormers its the same. Dobson plays him at 12 or 15, with Gelant in the team he plays 12 but if Gelant goes down he doesnt go for his back up 15, he just puts Willemse there. With Frawley its the same at international and provincial level. He just slots in wherever. Frans Steyn made a career out of it. He was much maligned though as a youngster as he never fully developed into any role. He then went to Japan and France to decide for himself what kind of player he was, put on muscle and retained his big boot, ran over players and booted the ball long and came back into the Springboks after about 3 years away and was then certain about how he wanted to play the game no matter what position. Coaches cannot help themselves because they only want what is best for their teams and that means putting your most talented players on even if it means you cause them some discomfort. Sometimes players need to decide how they want to play the game and then adapt that to every position and let the coach decide how they want to use them.

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