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Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

New DHL Stormers coach Eddie Jones says he wants them to play a brand of rugby that attracts people to come watch them.

After arriving in Cape Town last week, Jones held his 1st press-conference as DHL Stormers coach at Newlands on Thursday.

Speaking about the challenge ahead, Jones said: “It’s a fantastic city. Western Province is one of the most prestigious unions in the world – there is so much history here.

“When the opportunity came up to coach the Stormers – such a well-supported team, the best in the competition – it was simply too good to ignore. Of course, the ultimate aim is to produce a good team that attracts people to the stadium and, ultimately, challenges to win trophies.

“It’s great to be here, I’m thankful to Gert (Smal, Director of Rugby) for the opportunity and I’m excited about it.”

Jones also hinted at the type of game style the Capetonians would adopt.

“If you want to play attacking rugby you have to have skill… catch and pass. That’s the player we want to develop.”

Jones, 55, guided Japan to 3 wins at the recent Rugby World Cup in England, including their stunning triumph against the Springboks.

9 Responses to Super Rugby 2016: Stormers – Challenge excites Eddie Jones

  • 1

    Just heard an Eddie Jones clip on radio relating to England coach. He said he was committed to Stormers and apparently loves waking up and seeing Table Mountain

  • 2

    Bullscot wrote:

    Just heard an Eddie Jones clip on radio relating to England coach. He said he was committed to Stormers and apparently loves waking up and seeing Table Mountain

    They’ve put him up in a penthouse on the Island?

  • 3

    BrumbiesBoy wrote:

    Bullscot wrote:

    Just heard an Eddie Jones clip on radio relating to England coach. He said he was committed to Stormers and apparently loves waking up and seeing Table Mountain

    They’ve put him up in a penthouse on the Island?

    Hi BrumbiesBoy don’t know is it Robben Island you talking about. Am sure it will be in a nice pad anyway. Sounds like he is fitting in right away with the Capetonians love for The Mountain Happy-Grin

  • 4

    @ Bullscot:
    Yip, it sure is!

    And you’re right, they do love their mountain, it’s the only thing they can brag about now that the Currie Cup’s been taken away from them.

    Whistling Whistling

  • 5

    @ BrumbiesBoy: hey steady boet. We also love our Stormers/WeePee/braais in the ‘carspark’. Never underestimate the passion of the punters in the stands. Okay!!!

  • 7

    that’s better. :lol:

  • 8

    Evening friends, Romans, Coutrymen… & perdjie…. hehehe

    Lend my your beers!

  • 9

    I see Jake theSnake is almost jumping for joy he’s so eager to apply for the England job!

    THAT job should yield a pretty awesome payday!


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