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Eddie Jones' self-imposed media ban after controversial Sexton comments lasts four days

Published 02/03/2016 | 17:34

Eddie Jones made Jonathan Sexton the focus of attention in his pre-game press conference
Eddie Jones made Jonathan Sexton the focus of attention in his pre-game press conference

England head coach Eddie Jones has ended his media ban only four days after imposing it upon himself.

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Jones stated in the aftermath of the 21-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday that he would not speak to the press due to the reaction to comments he made over the welfare of fly-half Johnny Sexton.

During a feisty exchange with journalists, Jones defended his claim that the parents of Irish fly-half Sexton "would be worried" about the whiplash injury he suffered against France.

But having vowed that he would not appear again until Friday week - the eve of the title showdown against Wales - the Australian on Wednesday conducted an interview with the union's internal media.

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