Eddie Jones backed by RFU to remain England head coach

The RFU has given its backing to Eddie Jones and has no plans to reconsider his contract in the wake of England’s series defeat to South Africa.

Jones is facing growing pressure as head coach following a run of six consecutive defeats, culminating in a 23-12 loss to the Springboks on Saturday.

England are set to drop in the world rankings after the loss in Bloemfontein but the RFU is not yet considering a change of head coach, with the 2019 World Cup in Japan now on the horizon.

A spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “The RFU supports Eddie Jones and his coaching team.”

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