England rugby coach Eddie Jones has said he would welcome good advice and ideas, but ultimately he is responsible for making decisions for the team. In April, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) gave their support to Jones despite the team’s fifth place finish in the Six Nations Championship.
The RFU conducted a post-tournament review and made several recommendations for improvement, including the introduction of external rugby experts to provide additional support to the head coach. “The only thing I know is that I was on the review and thought it was a good review. I didn’t write the report. It’s the RFUs,” Jones said. .
“I’m the head coach. The head coach makes the decision. Ultimately, whether the team wins or loses, the responsibility is mine.” The RFU also recommended the introduction of additional support structures for coaches and players, including “improved sports psychology and programmatic leadership development”.
“I use a series of experts in and outside of the game to provide the best training environment,” Jones added. “I am open to any good advice, I am open to any wisdom I can get.”
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