Rugby

Stormers stand firm on Jones saga

2015-11-19 12:24
Eddie Jones (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Speculation is spiraling as reports continue to suggest that Eddie Jones is on his way to England to replace Stuart Lancaster as national coach. 

READ: JONES INCHES CLOSER TO STORMERS EXIT

But the Stormers, who unveiled Jones as their new coach last week, are not budging. 

"Western Province Rugby is aware of the speculation regarding Eddie Jones’s future," Director of Rugby Gert Smal told Sport24.

"No further comment will be made until we have final clarity on the situation."

When contacted at the beginning of the week, the Stormers reiterated what Jones had said at his unveiling on November 12 - that he was committed to the Stormers and had no contact from the RFU.

That appears to have changed in the past few days.

Some reports have suggested that Jones will be named England boss within the next day, while others say there will be an announcement within the next week. 

The Stormers confirmed that Jones would be their Super Rugby coach in 2016 during this year's Rugby World Cup, where his Japan side stunned the Springboks on their way to winning three of their four matches at the tournament. 

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