Former England coach Eddie Jones looking forward to Twickenham return

Eddie Jones coached England between 2015 and 2022
Eddie Jones coached England between 2015 and 2022

Australia head coach Eddie Jones is looking forward to making a return to Twickenham Stadium as he coaches Barbarians for their match against a World XV to be played on Sunday.

Jones was the head coach of England between 2015 and 2022 before he was sacked by the Rugby Football Union and was replaced by Steve Borthwick despite they are scheduled to play in the Rugby World Cup later this year.

Since then, the 63-year-old has returned back to Australia for a second stint.

Despite, the turnaround events, Jones said he does hold any grudges against the England board and is hoping to experience the Twickenham atmosphere once again.

"Zero, mate - zero," Jones told Sky Sports News.

"I had a great seven years and at the end of the day they decided I wasn't the man for the job.

"At the time I didn't agree with it, and I probably still don't, but that really doesn't matter.

"It's an easy transition, we've moved on pretty quickly and it's great to be back in England. I had seven great years here and always loved playing at Twickenham, so I'm looking forward to Sunday's game."

Following England's Six Nations campaign earlier this year that saw England finish fourth, Borthwick expressed concerns over the squad preparations under Jones but the Australian played it down.

"Every coach says that don't they?" added Jones.

"'They're unfit', 'they're average', 'I'm going to be the messiah' - and Steve's just talking like a coach normally talks.

"You just look at the record we had - it stands in good stead. It tailed off a little bit towards the end, but sometimes that happens. We left a fairly good record here."