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Men's Rugby Union Coaches still back Jones despite poor form

ENGLAND’S coaching team is united behind manager Eddie Jones, insists forwards coach Steve Borthwick as the team look to sign off their disappointing South Africa tour with a victory at Newlands.

The Springboks have built an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, extending England’s losing run to five Tests and placing Jones’s future in doubt.

Borthwick insists Jones’s coaching lieutenants are similarly supportive of the Australian.

“I have worked for Eddie for a long time now. I see consistency,” he said.

“He’s an excellent coach — we all know that — and what this England team has done over the last couple of years with the work he has led has been tremendous.

“We believe that we will turn this around and get the results we want.”

“We all know the results are not where we want them to be,” added Borthwick.

“I along with everybody else involved in the England squad is determined to turn the results around and get a win this
weekend.”

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