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About Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has had an extensive coaching career holding roles with teams including the Brumbies, Reds, Saracens, Australia, South Africa and most recently Suntory.

Following on from successfully leading the ACT Brumbies to their first Super 12 title in 2001 Jones took charge of the Wallabies for the 2003 World Cup on home soil, and fell at the final hurdle as his side were defeated in extra time of the final by Clive Woodward’s England. He continued on as coach until 2005, when his contract was terminated following a wretched run of results.

From here Jones had a stint in an advisory capacity with English side Saracens and in 2007 was then appointed Queensland Reds coach.

He then turned his back on coaching Australia again when he signed in an advisory role with South Africa working closely with head coach Jake White, securing the 2007 World Cup.

After the World Cup Jones took up a full time position back at Saracens as director of rugby but left in 2009 for a role with Japanese side Suntory. Jones remains in Japan and is now head coach of the Japanese national side.

Eddie Jones's latest articles

Coming Soon: Body position at the breakdown with Eddie Jones

In this module Eddie Jones works with Junior Japan on the body position of the 2nd player to the breakdown. The focus in this course is either securing the space or the ball, ensuring players stay on their feet.

Eddie Jones; Attack from 9 - Trailer

Eddie Jones provides his first module for The Rugby Site; ‘Attack from 9’.

Looking for a perfect 9

Eddie Jones discusses the different types of scrum-half play

If you want to be a great passer you must repeat yourself

Eddie Jones sees a growing shortage of midfield backs who can pass off both hands and points the finger at junior coaches

Deans needs strong leadership group to control aussie troublemakers

Australia’s biggest challenge is not the Lions, but making their twitter-mouths part of a team environment argues Eddie Jones

The Lions captain must be able to influence the ref

Eddie Jones considers the dilemma facing Warren Gatland over his choice of Lions captain

Are Scrumhalves allowed to run with the ball?

The scrum half has become the most influential player in the game.

Linkage between the scrumhalf & flyhalf

Whilst attack off 9 is very important these days the linkage between 9 and 10 is equally as important.

Slow ball management

In each match you play, if you are doing really well at the breakdown you will win 70% quick ball and 30% slow ball. Therefore, the way you manage slow ball is vital to your chances of winning the game.

Eddies RWC Final Review

Eddie Jones analyses the All Blacks’ first World Cup win in 24 years and where they edged France.Historically, World Cup finals have one or two tries in them, and this was no different. I’m sure many supporters were optimistic of a convincing attacking display from New Zealand, but that was never going to be true to history.