- Jones has overseen worst results since 2008 this season
- RFU expected to confirm end of head coach’s tenure
Eddie Jones’s tenure as national head coach looks set to end as the Rugby Football Union attempts to dispel the air of gloom enveloping the English game. Following Wales’s decision to rehire their former coach Warren Gatland, it now leaves Leicester’s Steve Borthwick as the overwhelming frontrunner to replace Jones.
The RFU refused to comment publicly on the findings of the review panel which met Jones on Monday afternoon to discuss England’s increasingly poor results. A Twickenham spokesperson stressed the panel’s view still has to be ratified by the RFU board, with a formal announcement due in the next 36 hours.