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Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

Biography

Eddie Jones is the Head Coach of England Rugby and one of the most decorated rugby coaches in the world.

A true legend, Eddie is credited for the comeback of the English national team. He led England Rugby to their incredible performance at the 2019 World Cup, which saw them beat the All Blacks in the semi-finals and reach the final of the competition

His career spans more than two decades and four Rugby World Cups. Before working with England Rugby, Eddie was appointed as the Head Coach of Japan and tasked with preparing the team for the 2015 World Cup, where the team came out victorious against South Africa. Before this, he spent time in Japan as Coach of the Suntory Sungoliath, where he steered their Top League title win against their rivals, the Panasonic Wild Knights.

Eddie also coached Saracens in England's Premiership Rugby and the Queensland Reds in the 2007 Super Rugby season. In preparation for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, he was offered the role of Technical Advisor to Fiji, which he turned down to join South Africa instead. Eddie is praised for his involvement and given credit for much of the Springbok team’s success, including their victory in the final.

A native Australian, Eddie spent five years coaching the Australian rugby team and during that time led them to the Rugby World Cup Final in 2003. Prior to this, Eddie joined the Brumbies and despite a rocky start, the team experienced one of their best seasons under his leadership with his expertise also guiding them to their first title.

His first role as a coach was at Randwick, the same club he played for as a hooker. He then went on to coach at Tokai University, Japan and subsequently joined Suntory Sungoliath. He also played as a hooker for New South Wales before he began his illustrious coaching career.

His autobiography is an account of his inspiring and unrelenting journey from a middle-class suburb in Sydney, to becoming an international rugby hero.

Eddie’s Newsfeed

Sport24
England coach Eddie Jones joins Major League Rugby club as adviser

Eddie Jones, the England National Rugby Team's Head Coach, has joined San Diego Legion as a part-time Consultant. Eddie said, "My primary commitment remains to my England duties and other international commitments, but I have a passion for growing the game of rugby."

The Guardian
Eddie Jones: rugby union needs to speed up or 'we will end up like NFL'

Eddie Jones Head Coach of the England National Team says,  “We have got to get fatigue back, because we need space. Otherwise we will end up like NFL. I support going down to six replacements and encouraging referees to make a decision and get on with the game. We have to find some way to tidy up the TMO. You only have to watch rugby league in Australia where it is clear and concise: one or two looks and a referee knows if a try can be awarded.”

Eddie’s Background

Head Coach
2015 - Present
Twickenham, UK
England National Rugby Union Team represents England in the rugby union and competes in the annual Six Nations competition and the international Rugby World Cup that takes place every four years. They are associated with their red rose emblem and are ranked the third best team in the world by International Rugby since November 2019.
Consultant
2020 - Present
San Diego, CA, USA
Founded in 2017, the San Diego Legion is a professional American rugby union. The team is based in San Diego, California, and is part of Major League Rugby, which is the top-level championship for clubs in North America.
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Eddie’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Member of Advisory Board
2015 - Present
Tokyo, JP
Goldman Sachs is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities and other financial services. The firm’s President in Japan, Masanori Mochida, declares Eddie a strong leader, who can motivate different cultures to work together.

Media

Interviewee
Jun 2017
Oxford, UK
Eddie Jones participates in a Q&A session at Oxford Union, where he discusses his background and career as a coach.
Interviewee
Nov 2019
London, UK
On Good Morning Britain, Eddie reflects on England’s experience and performance at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He also discusses the World Cup and his career as an international rugby coach in his autobiography, ‘My Life and Rugby’.
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Publications

Author
Nov 2019
In his autobiography ‘My Life and Rugby' Eddie shares his journey from growing up in a working-class suburb in Sydney and playing school rugby, to becoming one of the world’s most decorated coaches in the Rugby Union. The book is an account of Eddie’s celebrated coaching career that includes many victories and much mastery.

Awards & Endorsements

Coach of the Year
2016
London, UK
Eddie was recognised as Coach of The Year for his impact on England Rugby and preparing the team for their major comeback.
Pat Marshall Memorial Award
2016
London, UK
Eddie was honoured by the Rugby Union Writers’ Club with the prestigious Pat Marshall Memorial Award as the sport’s personality of the year for 2016. The ceremony was held in London during the association's annual dinner. Previous awardees include Jonah Lomu, Jonny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson and Dan Carter.
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Academic Appointments

Honorary Doctorate of Letters
Oct 2017 - Present
Winchester, UK
Eddie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2017 for services to sport.