Rugby

Jones promises attacking Stormers play

2015-11-12 16:45
Eddie Jones (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Stormers will employ an attacking game style in next year’s Super Rugby competition, new coach Eddie Jones has promised.

Jones spoke to News24 Live after holding his first press conference as Stormers coach at Newlands on Thursday.  

The Stormers have come in for criticism in recent years for lacking attacking spark and often struggled to bag vital four-try bonus points.

But Jones is intent on changing that - without taking away from the traditional strengths of South African rugby.

“Generally, teams that I’ve coached, I’ve always wanted to produce an attacking style of rugby and I think it fits in well with the Western Province philosophy.

“Traditional Western Province rugby has been about playing attacking rugby and we don’t want to take away the core of South Africa rugby which is as set piece, defence, physical, tough rugby... we want to have that in our game, but we want to add that ability to attack from anywhere on the field.”

Jones, 55, guided Japan to three wins at the recent Rugby World Cup in England, including their stunning triumph against the Springboks. 

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