Eddie Jones ‘very happy’ in Cape Town

Date published: November 12 2015

Eddie Jones has indicated that he is committed to his coaching job at the Stormers for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

The Australian was one of the forerunners to replace Stuart Lancaster after he stepped down from his role on Wednesday. 

Jones lead Japan through their best ever World Cup campaign, where they became the first team to miss out on quarter-final place despite winning three out of four games in the pool stages.

However, Jones – who was appointed at the Stormers in September – seems to be more attracted to Cape Town's Table Mountain than the mountain of money on offer for the England post.

"There has been no contact and I am committed to the Stormers," the 55-year-old said at his first press conference in Cape Town.

"I woke up this morning and looked at Table Mountain… I'm very happy to be here.

"Western Province is one of the oldest and most prestigious unions in the world, with 125 years of history at this ground. It's a fantastic city and the opportunity to coach the Stormers is wonderful."