Rugby

Campo questions Jones' appointment

2015-11-20 10:26
David Campese (File)

Cape Town - Former Wallaby star David Campese has questioned England's decision to appoint Eddie Jones as their new coach.

Campese, who played 101 Tests for Australia, called England's decision desperate on Friday.

Campese said opting for a foreign coach (England's very first non-English coach in their history) showed that the 2015 Rugby World Cup hosts are "desperate".

Campese added that he felt Jones, who coached Japan at the World Cup, was no improvement on Stuart Lancaster who was axed as England coach after their early exit from this year's tournament.

"I don't think they should have stuck with Stuart Lancaster because he's a school teacher. Unfortunately rugby is a professional sport and we don't need school teachers. I think Eddie is one as well," Campese added.

"Don't you want an Englishman to coach an English team and win the World Cup?"

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