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Eddie Jones Turns On English Media Desperate 'For Him To Be Sacked'

Eddie Jones Turns On English Media Desperate 'For Him To Be Sacked'

Eddie Jones had reasons to be cheerful this afternoon. Watching his England side overcome a half-time deficit to defeat South Africa at Twickenham, the 12-11 win was not enough to soothe the Australian's mood.

Fairly combative at the best of times, a disappointing 2018 has seen the England head coach come under increasing scrutiny as the nation prepares for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Having started his stint in charge of England with a streak of positive results, this year's performance in the Six Nations, combined with a poor tour of South Africa, has many wondering whether Jones will make it to 2019 at all.

Speaking after today's win (a win, remember), Jones turned on the gathered journalists he held responsible for propagating the ill-will around him. Answering a question posed by the Independent, Eddie Jones explained in no uncertain terms his point of view.

"The most important thing is what we do next," Jones answered.

"I don’t understand this guys. We’re a bloody good team. We lost a few games but we played tough today and we won.

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"Why is it always the most important game? Because you want to sack me? You’re going to do it at some stage. You know that. You know that. If I stay long enough, you’re going to get me sacked.

"One day you’ll be happy. You’ll come in and say 'Fantastic, we’ve got another bloke we can terrorise.'

"It was a good Test match. We’re happy, they’re not so happy."

Eddie Jones has a game against New Zealand to look forward to next. A win there, and who knows what he'll say.

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