England head coach Eddie Jones has agreed on a new England Rugby contract extension, that will see him stay in charge of the Red Rosses until 2023.
The extension means Jones, who steered the European giants to a world cup finals finish where they lost to South Africa at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, will still be the head coach of the Red Rosses at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The confirmation was made through England’s Rugby social media by Rugby Football Union Chief Executive Officer Bill Sweeney.
“We are delighted that Eddie will continue as head coach to run England’s campaign to take us to the 2023 Rugby World Cup,” said Sweeney.
“His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby. The progress shown by England since 2015 has been indisputable and having fielded the youngest-ever team to play in a World Cup final, we know even more growth is possible. We are all excited by what this squad can do and having Eddie leading the team is very important to us,” he added.
Jones joined England Rugby at the end of 2015 and has coached the men’s national side on 54 occasions winning 42, drawing one and losing 11 – a win ratio of 78%, the highest in the history of England coaches.
Under Jones, England has won two Six Nations titles including a Grand Slam in 2016, a 3-0 away Test series win against Australia in the same year, an unbeaten run of 18 matches equalling New Zealand’s record and were finalists at last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.