Tue 6 Dec 2022 | 08:08

TIMELINE: The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England reign

TIMELINE: The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England reign
Tue 6 Dec 2022 | 08:08
TIMELINE: The highs and lows of Eddie Jones' England reign
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SPOTLIGHT: Eddie Jones was sacked as England coach on Tuesday, some seven years after the Australian was appointed to the role.

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Below AFP Sport looks back at some of the highs and lows of a rollercoaster reign:

November 2015: Appointed England head coach in succession to Stuart Lancaster after a 2015 World Cup where the hosts crashed out in the first round

March 2016: Guides England to their first Six Nations Championship Grand Slam in 13 years

June 2016: Oversees a 3-0 series win away to his native Australia

March 2017: Suffers first defeat as England coach, against Ireland, with the loss ending a run of 17 consecutive victories. But England still win the Six Nations

March 2018: England come fifth in the Six Nations, their lowest finish in the Championship since 1983, when it was still the Five Nations

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October 2019: Jones leads England to a thumping 40-16 World Cup quarterfinal win over Australia in Oita

October 2019: England beat New Zealand 19-7 in a Yokohama semifinal, arguably their standout performance under Jones

November 2019: Jones’ dream of World Cup glory is dashed, however, when England is overpowered 32-12 by South Africa in a Yokohama Final.

March 2020: England responds to their World Cup heartache with a Triple Crown in the Six Nations and are only denied a Grand Slam by France

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March 2021: England finish fifth in the Six Nations as questions start to be asked about Jones’ position

March 2022: England again suffer three defeats in the Six Nations, losing to Scotland, Ireland and France

July 2022: Leads England to a 2-1 series win in Australia after defeat in the first Test

November 2022: Left fighting for his job after a poor year-end campaign featuring just one win, against Japan, which means England has lost six of their 12 Tests in the year.

December 2022: Sacked as England coach

 

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