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Eddie Jones patted England’s classy boys over the knuckles over his blast as RFU distanced themselves from comments

EDDIE JONES has been slapped over the knuckles for blowing up England’s posh boys.

Last weekend, Jones claimed that privately trained players were struggling to become leaders on the pitch and that the fee-paying school should be banned from being set up.

Red Rose boss Eddie Jones has been hounded by RFU bosses after he suggested players from fee-paying schools might be in some ways too soft

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Red Rose boss Eddie Jones has been hounded by RFU bosses after he suggested players from fee-paying schools might be in some ways too softPhoto credit: Getty
RFU boss Bill Sweeney insists the union supports the role of both independent and state schools

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RFU boss Bill Sweeney insists the union supports the role of both independent and state schoolsPhoto credit: Getty

The Australian believes the system produces players who are unable to make decisions on the field and who, because of their ‘closed’ upbringing, break down under pressure.

And RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney has drawn Jones’ attention to his comments and distanced the union from the head coach’s stance.

An RFU statement read: “Bill Sweeney spoke to England head coach Eddie Jones on Sunday and confirmed the RFU’s position on the appreciated role played by the independent sector in the players’ journey.

“The youngest England men’s squad included players who have benefited from their time in independent schools, including Maro Itoje and Henry Arundell, as well as many from the state sector, including Jonny Hill and Courtney Lawes.

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“The RFU greatly appreciates and supports the role that both the independent and government school sectors play in introducing boys and girls to our sport and our player journey.

“A collaborative approach and strong partnerships within the education sector ensure players are supported and given opportunities to develop across schools.”

Jones’ 23, which defeated the Wallabies 21-17 in Sydney last month, included 13 privately trained players such as Freddie Steward, Jamie George and Marcus Smith.

Skipper Lawes, Owen Farrell, Ellis Genge and Jack Nowell were among the 10 who attended a government school.

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Sir Clive Woodward, one of Jones’ predecessors at Twickenham, accused the Australian of belittling the English game.

Jones had said, “When things go shitty on the field, who’s going to lead because these guys never had any experience with it?”

“When we’re ahead, we’re the best in the world. If we’re not up front, our ability to find a way to win, our determination isn’t what it should be.”

Sweeney had words with Jones in 2021 when the manager said, “Poison was written about his team but he supported his man after a dismal Six Nations.

Sweeney was also forced to apologize at a conference in 2018 for Jones’ comments on Wales and Ireland.

Jones led England to a 2-1 win over Australia that summer, guaranteeing he would keep the job until the end of his contract after the next World Cup.

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