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REPORT: Top contender emerges for Eddie Jones' England job

SPOTLIGHT: Warren Gatland has reportedly emerged as the top contender for the England job if the Rugby Football Union decides to sack Eddie Jones.

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Jones is facing increasing pressure after his team’s dismal end-of-year series.

England suffered a shock defeat to Argentina and they were completely outplayed by the Springboks last weekend.

In between those fixtures, they beat Japan a recorded a draw with the All Blacks.

According to England’s Daily Mail newspaper, Gatland is “understood to be open to taking charge of England on a caretaker basis if Eddie Jones is sacked”.

Steve Borthwick, Scott Robertson and Ronan O’Gara are believed to be the other top contenders for the job.

Robertson has had a spotlight on him for several years because of his success with Crusaders in Super Rugby.

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However, it is believed Gatland will be favoured for the job due to his pedigree on the international stage and the fact that the World Cup is only months away.

The New Zealander has won Six Nations titles and Grand Slams with Wales.

He also guided Wales to two World Cup semifinals and he has experience working with a number of England players during his three British and Irish Lions tours.

Source: Daily Mail

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