Rugby news 2021 England coach Eddie Jones John Mitchell revealed
John Mitchell was leaving England rugby camp to watch his son Daryl Black Cap play for Middlesex on his day off, when England rugby coach Eddie Jones told him to think again.
Jones caught up with Mitchell as he was leaving camp, The Times reported.
Jones asked him where he was going and Mitchell replied, “I go to cricket.”
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“No, you’re not,” Jones told him.
He had work for Mitchell, his No.2, to do.
Mitchell, 57, went to cricket.
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Soon after, his departure as an assistant coach was announced.
On July 23, the RFU issued a press release saying Mitchell would step down as England’s defense coach after the November series.
Mitchell, who coached the All Blacks from 2001 to 2003 and has a long career coaching around the world, didn’t wait that long.
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A few days later he had joined England club Wasps as an assistant coach.
In February, he signed a new contract with England leading him to the 2023 World Cup.
Times rugby reporter Owen Slot is relaying the incident, as part of a deeper investigation into why Australia’s Jones is losing so many of his employees.
England are on their third defense coach in six years under Jones.
In four years until the 2019 World Cup, England had five different sports psychologists.
Working for Jones is an intense and relentless experience and Jones can be a brutal employer, Slot wrote.
Kiwi-born English hooker Dylan Hartley recalled Marland Yarde arriving at England’s Pennyhill base “a little bruised and bruised” after a club match.
“Eddie greeted him with a brilliant ‘How are you feeling, mate?’ and the conversation quickly deteriorated. ‘Oh, a little tired.’ ‘F … go ahead, mate.’ ‘What?’ “If you’re tired, f … off. I don’t want tired players here. “As you can imagine, their warm fireside chat echoed through the halls within minutes.”
Jones is said to be yelling at players in practice, like he wants them to back down, so he can move them, or just grind them to the point that they don’t want to be there anymore.
This article originally appeared on stuff.co.nz and is reprinted with permission