Jones keen to help Stormers

Date published: February 2 2016

Although England's Six Nations campaign kicks off against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday, their coach Eddie Jones has offered to help out his former side, the Stormers.

That is the word from Stormers interim coach Robbie Fleck who said Jones, who left the Cape Town-based franchise less than two weeks into his job to take over the reins at England, is keen to help the Super Rugby side on an informal basis.

"He sent me a message through his agent the other day to say he is available at any stage though obviously he is pretty hectic at the moment," Fleck told Reuters.

"He said when he left here that the option was there and he has backed up on his word. I am really grateful for that. 

"I certainly will send him some footage and give him an update of where we are."

Despite his short spell in charge of the Stormers, Jones made a favourable impression on the team and they would adopt some of his ideas during their upcoming Super Rugby campaign.

"The brilliant thing when Eddie was here was that we had all this knowledge and ways we wanted to play but he just simplified things," added Fleck.

"At the end of the day his big message was the fundamentals of rugby have not changed over the years, it's just having the confidence to go forward and do it."

The Stormers' Super Rugby campaign kicks off against the Bulls in Cape Town on February 27.