RFU backs Eddie Jones for World Cup but England must ‘improve a lot’

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  • ‘Eddie is the guy to take us there,’ says CEO Bill Sweeney
  • ‘We are not blind to some of the areas that need to be addressed’

Eddie Jones will remain at the helm of England through to next year’s Rugby World Cup but his superiors have acknowledged a big leap forward is required if his squad are to hoist the Webb Ellis Cup in France ahead of a host of improving rivals.

Although Bill Sweeney, the Rugby Football Union’s chief executive, says the union retains full confidence in Jones following the 2-1 series win in Australia, there is recognition at Twickenham that England have ground to make up on Ireland and France, currently the top two sides in the World Rugby rankings, and need to kick on again next season.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/21/rfu-bill-sweeney-backs-eddie-jones-world-cup-england-improve-rugby-union under the title “RFU backs Eddie Jones for World Cup but England must ‘improve a lot’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.