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Brutal Story Reveals How Tough Eddie Jones Is On His Staff

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Thursday Nov 24, 2022

Perhaps one of the most maligned characters in World Rugby, England head coach Eddie Jones divides opinion amongst rugby fans the world over.

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There can be no doubting Jones is one of the most successful coaches in the game’s history with a CV to match just about any other coach in the game’s history.

On the other side of the coin is a spikey character who is a Master of Psychology often using the media to either deflect or pile the pressure onto his team.

More so than any other international coach, Jones has had a significant staff turnover since taking over the England job.

Many have speculated as to why this is the case with the most widely held view being that Jones is incredibly demanding of his staff and thus burns them out.

In a very interesting insight into how Jones works is a story that recently surfaced on the RugbyPass Offload podcast.

Speaking about an incident where Jones truly hammered one of his coaches, England international Joe Simpson tells a rather eye-opening tale.

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