Eddie Jones

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Too many centres have come up through the age groups where size has been everything.feedback
Mar 23 2017
Eddie Jones has most recently been quoted in an article called Win a trip to the first Test in New Zealand!. Eddie Jones said, “I would take those four captains and make that the leadership group.”. Eddie Jones has been quoted a grand total of 39 times in 15 articles.
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Dylan is an outstanding captain. I'm not discussing Lions selection but he is an outstanding captain for us and does a super job. There's no reason why he won't continue to do a super job. It's like when Mike Brearley captained the England cricket team; everyone questioned him, then he won the Ashes and no one questioned him.feedback

You guys know the history of rugby. You know what the All Blacks had to go through to win the World Cup in 2011. They lost the semi-final against us in 2003 in Australia, they lost the quarter-final in 2007. They got to the final in 2011 and they had to have a very kind referee to get them home. That's how hard it is for them to win. So to lose the grand slam game when we've already got the trophy is hardly a scar, it's a learning experience.feedback

No one's ever won three [Six Nations] in a row. To win grand slams you've got to be at your best five games in a row. There's a cycle to performance and it's hard to put together more than three games. Look at Word Cup games – the teams that win World Cups always have a performance that is slightly off.feedback

It was a tough tournament, much tougher than last year. Generally the standard of the competition has been much better. There's a real hardness to it and an ability to score more tries this year than I saw last year.feedback

It's been a great learning experience for him (Itoje). To have him (George Kruis) not in the side is difficult for us. So Maro's now come through and he's the guy that we can call on to call the line-outs.feedback

In the first half we couldn't get our hands on the ball and when we did we gave it back to them. The players handled it really well – they were just too good for us, it happens sometimes.feedback

We are Six Nations champions, back-to-back, which is a fantastic achievement. We're joint world record holders, but we weren't good enough [against Ireland]. And we have to accept we weren't good enough. Next time we get together as the full squad will be in November and we'll look to right what happened.feedback

If that much mooted game comes across we are very keen to play them and will be raring to go. There is a lot of discussions to go. You've got discussions with New Zealand. You've got discussions with the England rugby community to go, so there's still a fair bit of work to go. If the opportunity comes up, we'll be raring to go. I would be disappointed if we didn't have that many in the squad. I think they have a massive shout and, as Ireland showed, they are there for the taking – and we can't wait to play them either.feedback

I expect at least 15 of our guys to go on tour with the Lions and will be disappointed if we do not get that many in. The Lions have a massive shout, as Ireland showed [in November]. We can't wait to play New Zealand and I am very keen on a match this year. I have had a discussion with Ian [Ritchie, the Rugby Football Union chief executive] and if the opportunity comes, we will be raring to go. Discussions are being held with New Zealand and in England and there is a way to go.feedback

We will have more setbacks before the World Cup. Not many teams have a 90% record, but we have a pretty good average: Don Bradman had a zero in his final Test. We will fight another day – it is not the end of the world even if we are gutted.feedback

I thought we were going to get out of it in the second half. We developed some momentum, but then gave away a penalty which Ireland kicked and it became too big for us. You have these days and this was a tough Six Nations, harder than last year. Teams were at us and I expect it to be more difficult again next year. We have been chuffed with the results we have had, but the reality is we still have a lot to do.feedback

I told the players to be proud of themselves, champions and world record holders. We were just not good enough today. When we get together again in November we have to right what happened here. We are all human and that is why records finish on 18 games: you get a team that performs above themselves and uses the conditions superbly and we were below ourselves.feedback

We have been very happy with Nathan but Billy has to get back on the horse and the horse has to be strong enough to carry him. Billy has got a wonderful character. He is one of those guys who doesn't say a lot but when he does, it means a lot to the team. He not only has a physical presence but he brings those laid-back but thoughtful observations to the team. He has a wonderful eye for observation and is able to see things clearly. He will add a lot to the team.feedback

We've had a really good week's preparation. The intensity of training has been good. It's going to be quite an occasion in Dublin so we understand we have to be prepared emotionally, physically and mentally. The mood in camp has been positive. We're very excited ahead of what is a huge opportunity for the players. You sense the intensity has stepped up - it definitely has in training.feedback

It's going to take a lot of work to get a team good enough to win a World Cup because we're not good enough at the moment. If the All Blacks want to turn up to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday and want to play us after Ireland, then we'll consider it. We want to be the No1 team in the world. When we get the opportunity to play them, we'll play them.feedback

I've got no view on that, I'm not an administrator. I haven't negotiated contracts, all I'm worried about is Ireland.feedback

The guy I think again that should get a lot of credit for the team's success is Stuart Lancaster. He was the guy that brought this team through, went through some hard yards with them, most of the players are still the same.feedback

Ireland not having anything to play for means they have the courage to fail which frees them up mentally. We are a little bit vulnerable because we have already been crowned the Six Nations champions and we had a big win against Scotland, so for us it's getting the right mind-set for the game.feedback

If your halfback can't pass the ball, there's something wrong with the game. If the 10 can't see the ball, how do you play rugby. We lost the ruck from the game and it ceases to become rugby so if you paid for your ticket, ask for your money back. I can't answer questions on rugby because there wasn't any today. We probably got flustered a bit by their tactics, which is normal. Yeah, good question, I got it wrong, I'm just a silly coach. He was outstanding, every time we tried to pass the ball he was there.feedback

We've made sure the players are responsible, we play in a style that suits our resources and the players enjoy themselves.feedback

If you were picking a Six Nations team now, he would definitely get in a best 15 at number six.feedback

It would have been easy for him to go back to Harlequins and ply his trade there and have a nice easy life but he really wanted to continue playing for England.feedback

You know people still think it was a fluke we beat South Africa so this is a great chance to show that it wasn't and that we can really front up as a serious rugby nation. You know, as Scotland is coming into it in a perfect preparation. They've probably had two and a half weeks since their last game, they'll come in absolutely 100 percent.feedback

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