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England sack Eddie Jones after dismal run of results under head coach

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England SACK Eddie Jones after a dismal run of results with the Australian’s seven-year reign dropped at an end just nine months before the World Cup… and Leicester’s Steve Borthwick is lined up to interchange him

Eddie Jones has been sacked as England’s head coach, ending his seven-year reign, with Richard Cockerill taking on until a everlasting alternative is found.

The Australian left Twickenham on Tuesday morning and RFU CEO Bill Sweeney confirmed the termination of his contract shortly after.

A dismal run of 5 wins from the last 12 Tests prompted the RFU to tug the trigger and eliminate him lower than a yr out from the World Cup.

Eddie Jones has been sacked as England head coach, ending his seven-year reign

England have looked lost for some time and their recent results have been poor

England have looked lost for a while and their recent results have been poor 

Sportsmail revealed that Jones can be given his marching orders and Jones gave the players his best wishes as he departed.

‘I’m pleased with much that we’ve achieved as an England team and I stay up for watching the team’s performance in the long run,’ said Jones. ‘Lots of the players and I’ll little doubt keep up a correspondence and I wish all of them well of their future careers.’

England’s miserable autumn, which featured a crushing defeat by South Africa and narrow loss by Argentina highlighted the team’s issues, which have been festering for a while. 

Steve Borthwick is predicted to be named as the brand new head coach, with the RFU working on ‘concluding the long-term work it has been undertaking on coach succession planning’. 

Jones repeatedly asserted that the defeats and sub-par displays were a part of the broader plan to arrange for the World Cup in France next yr.

Nevertheless, those excuses didn’t wash following the RFU’s review into the team on Monday afternoon.

Sweeney said: ‘It will be significant to recognise the large contribution Eddie has made to English rugby, winning three Six Nations Championships, one Grand Slam and taking us to a Rugby World Cup final. 

‘He has the best win ratio of any previous England head coach and has helped develop the leadership skills of many players and coaches. I’m grateful to Eddie for all he has done for England across many areas of the sport and the skilled way through which he has approached reviewing the performance of the team. 

‘He has provided the panel with astute insight and meaningful lessons that can support the team performance going forward.’ Speaking in regards to the decision, RFU Chair, Tom Ilube said: ‘The independent review panel commonly updates board on its discussions and findings. We’re fully supportive of its process and suggestions.’

Steve Borthwick was a coach under Jones before leaving for Leicester and will now aim to reinvigorate the national side for the Six Nations next year

Steve Borthwick was a coach under Jones before leaving for Leicester and can now aim to reinvigorate the national side for the Six Nations next yr

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Borthwick led the side to the Premiership last season

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Borthwick led the side to the Premiership last season

The 62-year-old took part in a gathering along with his RFU bosses and the secretive review panel on Monday afternoon. 

There it was decided that he can be faraway from his post. The board then ratified the choice on Tuesday morning. 

Public opinion turned against Jones, who led England to the ultimate of the last World Cup where they suffered defeat by South Africa, after the most recent run of fixtures. 

The one victory of the autumn got here over Japan and despite the fact that there was a powerful rally to attract with Recent Zealand, an ill-disciplined defeat by Argentina and feeble capitulation against the Springboks led to boos from the Twickenham faithful.  

England are in need of an uplift following their worst run of results for some time

England are in need of an uplift following their worst run of results for a while 

It is assumed that a deal had been done to integrate Borthwick into the England set-up from June, but he’ll now be tasked with overseeing a revival within the Six Nations, ahead of the World Cup next autumn. 

Wales hurried to rehire Warren Gatland after parting ways with Wayne Pivac, and the Kiwi might have been an choice to guide England to the World Cup. 

Scott Robertson has also been talked about as a possible successor but Borthwick is anticipated to be named sooner or later. 

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