Eddie Jones left CLINGING at his job as England head coach as RFU bosses lost patience

Eddie Jones clings to his job as England head coach while RFU bosses lose patience amid poor results and fan backlash against Australians… with just 10 months to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup

  • Eddie Jones’ job as England manager is in jeopardy after a terrible autumn run
  • England have won just five of their 12 games in 2022 after losing to South Africa
  • The Springboks beat England 27-13 in Twickenham on Saturday afternoon
  • It is believed that Jones has already traveled to France to prepare for the World Cup

Eddie Jones clung to his job as England head coach last night, with sources suggesting the Australian’s position is under serious threat.

Sportsmail understand Jones has gone ahead with a planned trip to France this week to assess hotels and training bases for next year’s World Cup, despite the backlash over England’s dreadful autumn series.

Jones is believed to be aware that a hardening of sentiment against him could now extend to the corridors of power at Twickenham amid feelings that RFU bosses are losing patience with the string of bad results becoming public have caused riots.

Eddie Jones is clinging to his job as England head coach after suffering a poor autumn run

Eddie Jones is clinging to his job as England head coach after suffering a poor autumn run

Freddie Steward and England were beaten 27-13 by South Africa in Twickenham on Saturday

Freddie Steward and England were beaten 27-13 by South Africa in Twickenham on Saturday

Jones was due to meet with RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney on Dec. 9 for a formal review, but that will likely be brought forward.

An event was scheduled for Monday 5 December to be attended by Jones, senior RFU figures and members of the media, but was postponed yesterday due to the fall review underway at that time.

It is understood Conor O’Shea, the RFU director of performance rugby, is privately seeking feedback from England players. Multiple sources have suggested the secret review of Jones and England will not be a cozy formality, as has been the case in the past.

Sportsmail understand Jones has already traveled to France ahead of next year's World Cup

Sportsmail understand Jones has already traveled to France ahead of next year’s World Cup

New Zealand's Scott Robertson is a leading contender to succeed him as England manager

New Zealand’s Scott Robertson is a leading contender to succeed him as England manager

The RFU, led by CEO Bill Sweeney, is beginning to lose patience with the Australian

The RFU, led by CEO Bill Sweeney, is beginning to lose patience with the Australian

England won just five of their 12 games in 2022 and were booed at Twickenham after losing to a second-tier South African side on Saturday.

The RFU last night refused to confirm reports that Dr. Richard Tingay was the youngest member of Jones’ backroom staff to leave. The future of Danny Kerry, who only came to England before the autumn to improve team culture, is also unclear.

New Zealand’s Scott Robertson and Leicester’s Premiership title winner Steve Borthwick are the leading contenders to replace Jones.

Borthwick was endorsed by Leicester’s South African fly-half Handre Pollard, who said: “He definitely has the qualities to be an international coach.

“Steve is at Leicester and we are grateful for that. I’ve never seen anyone like him. He really dives into the technical and analytical side.

“To be honest he doesn’t talk too much but his all round personality means you know where you stand with him.”

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