Best of Series: Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

Our Great Coach on this episode is Eddie Jones.
Eddie Jones is a rugby union coach and former player.
He coached Australia from 2001 to 2005, winning the the Bledisloe Cup in 2001 and 2002. The team also reached the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, losing in extra time to England.
He was an assistant coach for South Africa when they won the 2007 Rugby World Cup and from 2012 to 2015 he coached Japan, leading them to their upset win over South Africa in 2015.
In 2015, Eddie was appointed as head coach for England. They went on to win the Six Nations in 2016 and 2017 and then in the 2019 Rugby World Cup  they defeated defending champions New Zealand in the semi-final before losing the final to South Africa.
In 2017 he was awarded world rugby coach of the year.
Eddie is an elite coach of the highest level; articulate and philosophical; he talks simply and with depth about the challenges of building cohesion within the team. He talks about choosing a captain who compliments you as a coach; the importance of constantly working on your observational skills so you can see where conflict is within the team and how training at 100% intensity and then stopping when the team falls below that for a full minute, can lead to better performance.
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