Wednesday 26 July 2017

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

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
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

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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