By any mimes necessary: Eddie Jones wants England to act out in training

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  • Head coach borrows mime training from NBA and NFL
  • ‘You can’t talk, you show them what they have to do’

Eddie Jones is introducing the art of mime to England training sessions in an effort to improve his squad’s non-verbal communication and adjust to player welfare initiatives that limit contact training.

Rather than watching Charlie Chaplin classics, Jones has borrowed the idea of mime training – which bans players and coaches from talking – from the NBA, having consulted with basketball and NFL coaches. The head coach sees the practice as a means of keeping sessions fresh and lightening the load on his squad.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/22/eddie-jones-england-mime-training-rugby-union under the title “By any mimes necessary: Eddie Jones wants England to act out in training”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.