Well that didn’t last very long now did it. Cape Town rugby supporters rejoiced when news arrived that legend rugby coach Eddie Jones would be head coach of the Stormers for 2016..a role he took up just last week. Well the latest is that Jones has been offered the job of England’s head coach and has accepted it. Jones recently said he was committed to the Stormers saying “There has been no contact and I am committed to the Stormers. I woke up this morning and looked at Table Mountain… I’m very happy to be here,”. Well looks like he mouth-farted that because the English press is saying Jones ‘will be unveiled as England’s first overseas head coach within the next week’.
England will have to buy Jones out from his contract with the Stormers which will set them back £700,000.
“EDDIE JONES will be unveiled as England’s first overseas head coach within the next week – a game-changing appointment which is set to lead to Chris Robshaw being axed as captain. The workaholic Australian is understood to have been offered the post and accepted it, subject to a final settlement between the RFU and his current employers, the Stormers in South Africa.” [Express]