England head coach Eddie Jones has suggested he may opt to add some new coaches to his staff.
Jones has seen his team lose twice in a row for the first time since he took over the position at the helm of English rugby, and the defeats against Scotland and France showed England as a wholly inflexible if talented force.
Speaking to the media after Saturday’s loss in Paris, Jones was asked particularly about his coaching staff. He said:
We are always looking to improve the coaching staff,
With just two tries in two games, he was also asked if he’d consider adding some fresh blood with regards to attacking coaching.
However, Jones was slightly more dismissive of this:
It is always a possibility, but the problem is the breakdown at the moment, not the attack.
It seems the Australian is focusing on his team’s issues around the ruck more than anything else, for the immediate future.
The attack can change massively if you get quick ball,
If Danny Care isn’t getting quick ball, it is hard for him to attack,George Ford is the same. The attack is a consequence of not being able to generate good, quick ball at the breakdown.
With a view to the future, Jones did have cause for hope:
Sometimes success covers over cracks in the team,
We have been aware of those cracks, but sometimes you need someone to come in and whack a sledgehammer on it to open it up and get real change.