Eddie Jones has come out strongly to support the chief executive leaving the RFU, putting his weight slightly back to Steve Brown, believed to have been the result of political assault. "There's a really good man," said England's chief coach. "She has good and good skills and was very supportive of the team. I will definitely lose it, and I'll be sure the organization will lose it. But life is moving on, and the RFU will keep tracking. "
The RFU announced the departure on Friday, causing distress among many staff. The chairman, Andrew Cosslett, has paid Brown's tribute to tribute, but rumors vary that other departments of the organization did not feel very bad.
Former chief executive Francis Baron circulated a report among a few former presidents, highlighting what he saw as poor financial consequences, with the new East Stand costs, in particular, running well over the budget , partly because tighter security measures were introduced after the fire of the Grenfell Tower. The RFU has made a number of redundancies this year.
Jones sympathizes with pressures and jobs. "I was really surprised when I learned about it," he said, "because I think he's enjoying the job. You must remember, the posts are Chief Officer Operational is difficult, especially the English Rugby CEO. You have so many conflicting interests You have to control all the parties. It's a wearing work. & # 39; he's probably a coach, a friend. "
Certainly, Jones's work was uncomfortable for the first 40 minutes against Japan, before he was recovered from 15-10 to win 35-15. Australia played down his half-time team, a fiercely famous team when he was responsible for Japan in the 2015 World Cup fund. "It's not the old days," he said. "Once you reach the age of 55 you knock it down. We are talking about the fact that we need more effort. We did not get stuck but we did not do it in the second Half, which is a great pleasure for us. Our players will have learned a lot about that.
"I saw Leitchy [Michael Leitch, Japan’s captain now and when Jones was Japan coach] then. He thinks he did not play so well. I thought he played pretty well. "
Indeed, Leitch was all things for all men, especially in the first half, when Japan played so much confidence and threat as they had on that famous afternoon in Brighton in 2015, when they beat Springboks. The man himself remained unwell.
"I did not play very well," repeated Leitch. "I probably lost some opportunities. We created space but we were dissatisfied to get the ball in that space."
His current trainer, Jamie Joseph, did not agree. "With players," he said, "they're feeling very disappointed if they do not win, regardless of who they play. I do not think that's what Bad, but giving context, getting to Twickenham is a huge challenge for any team, Michael led the charge. He is our leader. He plays so that he plays today in every game I've never trained, and it's very easy for my team to follow. "
Japan is still moving forward. Jones finished with some memories of his first trip as their coach. "The first time I took Japan to Europe we played Georgia and Romania and we had a game against the French Barbarians in Le Havre. The only place where English pubs is in France is a very wonderful place, but now Japan are going to play All Black, and they come to play England in front of 81,000 people. It's great. It's a very rugby country now, people take it seriously. Today's performance only reinforces that. "