‘I’ve had enough’: Eddie Jones calls for global summit on future of rugby union

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  • England coach wants players, coaches and referees to meet
  • ‘We’ve got to get a better balance … a good rhythm’

Eddie Jones has called for World Rugby to convene an urgent summit of leading players, coaches and referees to discuss how to enhance international rugby union as a spectacle. Jones says he has “had enough” of the game’s increasingly stop-start nature and that top-level talks need to be convened before this autumn’s Tests in Europe.

England’s head coach, who has also cast doubt over the merit of the proposed “Nations League” concept that is poised to replace traditional tours, is concerned the essence of rugby is being lost in the welter of yellow and red cards, overzealous officiating, TMO referrals and set-piece delays that routinely interrupt the flow of the modern game.

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Written by Robert Kitson in Sydney
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/14/eddie-jones-global-summit-future-of-game-england-australia-rugby-union under the title “‘I’ve had enough’: Eddie Jones calls for global summit on future of rugby union”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.