Eddie Jones took a risk when he targeted Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell... England's head coach was vindicated with Six Nations victory but only just
The risk paid off for Eddie Jones. They usually do. There were those who said that he had set himself up for a fall by piling the pressure on Wales' inexperienced fly-half Rhys Patchell. There were others who said the England coach lacked class. But winning games of rugby tends to wipe away the most egregious sins and Jones does a lot of winning.
'When Alun Wyn Jones and the guys go down for breakfast on Saturday, they'll be looking at him thinking, "Can this kid handle the pressure?",' Jones had said last week. 'It's a big ask and we will see if he has the bottle to handle it. He... read more
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