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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EDDIE JONES

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Eddie Jones is England Head Coach but just how much do you know about the man in charge? We’ve gathered some useful facts to help inform your pub chat.

 

1. Jones played 12 times for provincial side New South Wales as a hooker including a match against the British and Irish Lions in 1989

2. The 55 year-old was born in Burnie, Tasmania to a Japanese American mother and an Australian Father

3. Jones was Head Coach of Australia when England beat them in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final

4. He was part of the South African coaching staff when the Springboks beat England in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final

5. He coached Japan for three years and famously beat South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup on the way to becoming the first team to win three pool matches and not progress to the knockout stages

6. The accomplished coach was a school teacher before giving up his job to join Randwick

7. Jones started his coaching career 21 years ago at Sydney based side Randwick DURFC

8. Jones discovered the talent of Australia great George Smith who was attending a rugby league trial to join Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

9. In 2001, he coached Australia A to victory over the British & Irish Lions

10. He is the first non-Englishman to become Head Coach of the England rugby team

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