World Rugby admits blunder and removes match official from England-Ireland match

World Rugby admits blunder and removes match official from England-Ireland match

At a business lecture on leadership in Japan past year, Jones referred to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little (expletive) place".

"We all say things behind closed door and stuff, talking about ourselves and other nations", Gatland said when asked if Jones would make a good British & Irish Lions head coach.

"I apologize for the remarks".

Jones said: "To be continuing my journey with the Ospreys is probably something I wouldn't have predicted at the start of my career, but having the opportunity to sign a new NDC at this point helps with the quality and quantity of the rugby that I play and hopefully will prolong my playing opportunities".

"I sincerely mean that and I really don't have anything else to say on the matter".

Sam Underhill is already sidelined with an injured toe and has not been included in the squad that will welcome Ireland to Twickenham this Saturday, and while Jones can call on the experienced flanker duo of James Haskell and Chris Robshaw, he will need to hope that Exeter Chiefs pair Sam Simmonds and Don Armand - who hold a combined seven global caps - hit the ground running against the already-crowned Six Nations champions.

"Eddie talks a lot", Jones said. It's something I'll reconsider after the game. I'm still dirty about that game.

The video shows Jones giving a talk on leadership for Fuso, the Japanese parent company of England sponsors Mitsubishi. It was uploaded by Fuso in July past year but only came to light on Wednesday.

"Wales. Who knows Wales?" he asked.

"We can't wait to get back to Twickenham and play there", added Jones following succesive away defeats by both Scotland and France.

"We will get that back, don't worry". So it's this little shit place that has got three million people.

Jones chose to perform major surgery to his team following England's 22-16 loss to France in Paris last weekend - a defeat that ended their hopes of a third successive Six Nations title under the Australian coach.

Two successive defeats have seen the team's progress stall under Jones, who since taking over in 2015 has masterminded a record of 24 wins from 27 Tests.

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