RFU did not block Eddie Jones joining rivals for ‘legal and moral’ reasons

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  • No such clause included in Jones’s England severance package
  • Jones reappointed Australia head coach ahead of World Cup

The Rugby Football Union decided against inserting a clause in Eddie Jones’s severance package to prevent him coaching England’s rivals at the World Cup this year for “legal and moral” reasons, it can be revealed, after he was appointed by Australia.

Jones was confirmed on Sunday night as the new Wallabies head coach, marking a stunning return to the post he left in 2005 and raising the tantalising prospect of returning to haunt his former employers in the knockout stages of the World Cup this year.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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