Eddie Jones Just Had Another Sly Dig At Johnny Sexton
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England head coach Eddie Jones has taken another sly dig at Ireland’s Johnny Sexton ahead of their clash with world champions New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Jones turned his attention to Sexton when asked if Owen Farrell was carrying a knock heading into tomorrow’s game, after damaging his hip as a result of a late tackle by Andre Esterhuizen.
“If he was Johnny Sexton, then we’d be able to complain about him, but because he’s Owen Farrell he’s allowed to be hit late,” said Jones via the Daily Mail
“He gets up and he plays on. He’ll be like that this week.”
This isn’t the first time Jones has had a go at Sexton. In the build-up to their Ireland and England’s 2016 Six Nations match-up, Jones said Sexton’s parents should be worried about a ‘whiplash’ sustained against France, before apologising some weeks later.
“Sexton is an interesting one, they’ve talked about him having a whiplash injury which is not a great thing to talk about,” Jones said at the time.
“I’m sure his mother and father would be worried about that. Hopefully, the lad’s all right to play on Saturday.”