BREAKING: Eddie Jones Makes Shocking England U-Turn

Staying on.

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021.

The Australian’s previous deal ran until the the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year, with Jones previously adamant he would definitely leave the position then, with the four year cycle enough for him.

Jones has won 22 of his 23 Tests since taking the role in November 2015, and says extending his deal was “not a difficult decision”, a complete u-turn on his comments all along.

“Coaching England is a dream job for me, and I was delighted to be asked to stay on after the World Cup,” he said.

His contract includes a break-clause based on England’s performance at the Rugby World Cup, and a successor will be appointed in the 2019/20 season and will work with Jones for one season before taking over.

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