Eddie Jones right man to lead England to 2023 Rugby World Cup, says Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall believes Eddie Jones is the Ideal man to take England.
Jones led England on the back of victories over Australia and also New Zealand to the 2019 closing in Japan, only to suffer a comprehensive 32-12 defeat.
The Australian has been contracted to remain England head coach until 2021 and the Rugby Football Union is predicted to provide fresh terms which will take him.
“When you look at where we were four years ago and where we are now, you’d say he’s done a great job,” said Tindall, who’s the patron of this Rugby For Heroes charity.
“He’s lost 10 games from 51 that is pretty outstanding for an international trainer and almost all of these defeats came in a slump once we had a great deal of injuries and did not have what we’d see as our first team out.
“If the players still like him and want to hear from him then of course he is the perfect person for the task. I think he pushes them hard, he demands excellence and that is what Clive (Woodward) failed .
“You could see from performances like the Ireland Six Nations match, the Ireland warm-up match, the Wales at home warm-up sport and obviously New Zealand and Australia, when they get it right they’re a phenomenal rugby team.
“All he has to work on today is seeing that’s there every game. That’s not possible to do since it is the nature of the monster that not everybody’s going to have a really good game each day, but that’s what you strive for.”
Changes have been made with scrum coach Neal Hatley and assault coach Scott Wisemantel from the England setup seeking pastures new.
But Tindall feels that might be quite positive for the players moving forward.
“That environment for coaches is very significant pressure with England and Eddie and how he functions so that’s going to be the natural course of things, but new ideas are definitely a fantastic thing,” added the World Cup winner.
“Now it is about scouring the planet to discover the very ideal attack trainer that’s going to match those players and push the team on. Scott’s done a terrific job so a person who can build on this can push them to that consistency level… that’s all they are lacking, that strange game.”
For Heroes patron Mike Tindall was speaking ahead of a dinner on board HMS Belfast. Rugby is a charity which works to raise awareness and funds for personnel who are currently making the transition to civilian life.