Rugby-France World Cup won’t be my last, says England coach Jones
(Reuters) – Eddie Jones said next year’s Rugby World Cup will not be his last and that he has more to accomplish in the game after he steps down as England coach at the end of the tournament in France.
The Australian is contracted to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) until the end of the 2023 tournament and RFU CEO Bill Sweeney has said they would prefer an English successor.
When asked if next year’s World Cup could be his last, Jones told British media on Thursday, “No. Definitely not.
“It won’t be. I can’t guarantee you that, but I don’t think it will be,” added Jones, who has led England to three Six Nations titles and second place at the 2019 World Cup.
“I reckon there’s still a bit to do. There’s still a bit in the tank.”
England host world champions South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Japan next month and Jones said he may keep some of his tactical tweaks under wraps until the World Cup.
“You don’t want to be static and you don’t want to show everything,” he said. “We want to win every test in November but we don’t want to be showing any tactical developments that maybe we’ll want to use in the World Cup.”