Doubt cast on Eddie Jones’ future with England past 2021

Eddie Jones’ future beyond 2021 remains uncertain after the head of rugby’s governing body in England placed the prospect of an extended contract in doubt.

After England finished World Cup runners-up, Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney said it would make sense to retain Jones until France 2023, adding that talks would be held “as a matter of urgency” upon their return from Japan.

Eddie Jones could be in the market for a new job come 2022.Credit:Getty

A two-day tournament debrief in November was “overwhelmingly positive” in tone, but Sweeney is now in less haste to extend the Australian’s current deal, which has two years left to run.

“Eddie and I have sat down and talked on a number of occasions,” Sweeney said.


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