Maro Itoje insists that England’s avid gamers, no longer coach Eddie Jones, would possibly well also aloof be held accountable for his or her inferior Six Worldwide locations efficiency.
Jones is combating for his Twickenham future after a 32-18 defeat by Ireland on Saturday condemned final twelve months’s champions to fifth set up, equalling their previous worst beget of 2018, which also got right here on the Australian’s peep.
Per week after edging France 23-20 to brand that a revival used to be under plot, they were overrun as familiar failings resurfaced at the Aviva Stadium, most critically their self-adverse indiscipline.
A defiant Jones believes he stays the real man to handbook the World Cup finalists into the 2023 edition and, in step with Itoje, he retains the improve of his avid gamers.
“Eddie is a good coach. He’s likely the most real coaches I’ve labored with. His work rate, his data, his feeling with the avid gamers, the vogue he goes about his industry are if truth be told 2d to none,” Itoje said.
“As avid gamers, we would possibly well also aloof be accountable for our behaviours. At the stop of the day, Eddie can no longer play the sport for us.
“The avid gamers possess to be accountable and must you inquire of any player who has been under Eddie, I doubt somebody will yelp otherwise. He’s a if truth be told special coach.
“As avid gamers now we possess got to grab seize of it and spend ownership of our actions. We’re disappointed on story of we know that as a crew we’re in a position to so significant more.
“Or no longer it’s correct on us. I beget no longer possess any excuses right here, we correct weren’t correct ample. We’re a crew that can murder so significant more, but we did no longer existing that.”
Losses to Scotland, Wales and Ireland possess accomplished the ‘reverse triple crown’ for the foremost time since 1976 to total the probability of England supplying the broad majority of the Lions squad for this summer season’s series against South Africa.
Except the Rugby Soccer Union spend to act, Jones must wait unless the autumn to private collectively his elephantine senior squad with the July tour – if it happens – to be broken-down as a possibility for style.
“This would possibly also scheme us stronger and more sturdy, but within the intervening time we would possibly well also aloof be accountable for our performances,” said Itoje.
“By plot of what I focus on this crew can murder and what this crew can stop, nothing has changed. I if truth be told focus on that now we possess bought something right here.
“We’re no longer showing the upper of the crew within the intervening time, but I if truth be told focus on now we possess bought likely the most real coaches on this planet.
“I murder focus on we’re going someplace but now we possess got to enhance and spend our medications from this Six Worldwide locations.”