England head coach Eddie Jones have to be held accountable for his or her disastrous Six Nations marketing campaign, however the precedence ought to now be to deal with urgent points throughout the staff, former coach Clive Woodward stated.
Saturday’s 32-18 defeat by Eire was defending champions England’s third within the event and they’re set to complete fifth, their joint-worst place since Italy joined the Six Nations in 2000.
It’s the first time since 1976 that they’ve achieved a reverse triple crown of dropping to Eire, Scotland and Wales.
“It is time for Eddie Jones to look within the mirror, not the window,” Woodward, who guided England to victory within the 2003 World Cup, wrote in his column for the Every day Mail.
“Anyone on the Rugby Soccer Union must ask some sharp questions of him. There isn’t a revered rugby ‘mind’ asking the troublesome questions.
“What is going on on? Why have England produced just one respectable efficiency? Why is the England staff not reflective of the implausible expertise we see within the Premiership?”
“There may be a lot England want to deal with and they should begin proper now.”
England have been poised to kick on after reaching the 2019 World Cup closing, which they misplaced to South Africa, however now discover themselves again to sq. one. Woodward stated England had paid the worth for complacency.
“Anyone on the RFU wanted to badly examine what went fallacious within the World Cup closing as an alternative of routinely handing Jones one other contract,” he stated of the Australian and former Wallabies mentor.
“An inquest was wanted. It was all too congratulatory when England returned from Japan and English rugby has paid a heavy worth.”