'No complaints over England sacking' - Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones coached England for seven years between 2015 and 2022
Eddie Jones coached England for seven years between 2015 and 2022

Eddie Jones insisted that he had no complaints over the Rugby Football Union's decision to sack him from the England head coach role.

The 62-year-old was appointed the head coach of England post 2015 World Cup and guided them to three Six Nations titles (including a Grand Slam in 2016) apart from helping them reach the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

He was removed from the role earlier in the month after the team's tough year where they managed just five wins from 12 matches.

Steve Borthwick was appointed as Jones' replacement with less than nine months to go for the World Cup and the Australian is fine by the board's decision.

“I could feel the change in the wind,” he told the BBC.

“We never complain when they appoint us and so we can’t complain when they decide to unappoint us.

“I understand the decision. I don’t have an issue with it.”

Jones also insisted that he wouldn't have changed any of his coaching approach with the World Cup being his ultimate goal.

“There are two views,” he said.

“Of course the next game is important, no one is ever saying it’s not. But also the World Cup is the ultimate trophy.

“I wouldn’t have done anything differently.

“I was quite confident that we were on the right track leading up to the World Cup and I’m still of that belief.

“We had a plan to be peaking at the World Cup and unfortunately we didn’t get the opportunity to finish that. I felt it was coming.

“Sometimes the results don’t go your way and you pay for that. I know that as well as anyone so I don’t have any regrets over what I did.”