Jones says sorry for swearing

Date published: November 14 2017

England coach Eddie Jones has apologised for ‘swearing in public’ after his outburst during the match against Argentina was audible on live broadcast.

“There are two things that I want to talk about first. I’d just like to apologise for swearing in public, it is not acceptable so I apologise for that and I’ll find a different way to express my frustration in the future,” Jones said.

Apparently Jones received a stern rebuke from his mother, whom he also apologised to publicly.

Meanwhile, Jones gave his thoughts on his side’s performance in the 21-8 victory over los Pumas at Twickenham last weekend.

“Look, as I said after the game, I thought our effort and application was first class as they’re a difficult team. I obviously didn’t coach the team well enough, it’s my fault the team didn’t play well so I take full responsibility for that,” Jones said.

Jones then turned his attention to this coming Saturday’s in-form opponents Australia at the same venue.

“They got beaten by 50 points in their first Bledisloe Cup match and the last one they won it, so they’ve really turned it around with some very good coaching.

“I think Mick Byrne as their skills coach has definitely made a difference, you can see his influence on the team. Their selection’s been good, their defence is very good, their set piece is strong, they’re playing some good rugby and they’re probably the form team in the world at the moment.”

And Jones ended off by saying that Harlequins full-back Mike Brown is on track with his recovery and should be available for selection.

As to whether he would be in contention, Jones said: “Yep, I would think so.

“There’s a set protocol on the return to play and he’s progressing pretty well at the moment.”