Eddie Jones attempts to put ‘scummy Irish’ slur to bed

Coach insists England can bounce back and overcome ‘test of mentality’ against Ireland

July 2017: England rugby head coach Eddie Jones has apologised after footage of him referring to the rish as "scummy" and Wales as a "s*** place" emerged, the original footage has since been removed from YouTube. Video: Fuso Talks

Eddie Jones, now more than ever, needs a victory. The England coach has travelled this path before, he has brought the ire of many down upon himself, only to smile and jibe his way to safety.

Not on this day. The problems stem from Murrayfield and Paris rather than the 58-year-old Australian’s unique way of communicating via acerbic jest.

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