Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Jones 'very sorry' for Irish, Welsh jibes

Jones 'very sorry' for Irish, Welsh jibes

Speaking when England had lost just once since his appointment, Jones said: "We have played 23 Tests and only lost once to the scummy Irish".

Jones coached in Japan for six years before taking on the England head coaching job following a brief stint with the Stormers.

Jones apologised for his comments on Wednesday evening and admitted his choice of words was inexcusable, saying he was "very sorry".

Later on in the video Jones causes further offence.

Jones was a guest speaker at an event previous year on the topic of leadership and was referencing playing Wales while he was coaching in Japan.

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"Wales! Who knows Wales?"

A spokesperson for English rugby union's governing body said the remarks were "inappropriate" and the RFU would apologise to its counterparts in Ireland and Wales. Are there any Welsh people here? So it's this little shit place that has got three million people.

From an Irish perspective - it's likely they'll let the rugby do all the talking, but Jones is not a popular figure at present. "They're available for selection". We'll get that back, we'll get that back.

"Obviously we're really disappointed", Gustard added. "We are playing them in the Six Nations so we'll get them back".

Wasps No 8 Hughes was injured in the 24th minute of Saturday's 22-16 loss at the Stade de France and was forced off the field in obvious pain after teammate Joe Launchbury and French fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc were cleaned out of a ruck and landed on his left leg.

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The Zimbabwe-born Armand has been ignored since winning his solitary cap to date on England's tour to Argentina last summer.

England now lie in third heading into the final round of the championship, a point behind second-placed Wales and champions Ireland.

And Daly was one of the few players to win plaudits after England's second Six Nations defeat of the year, providing a fine assist for Jonny May's try and booting over a penalty from 55 metres.

England are also without Ben Youngs due to a similar knee injury, although the Leicester Tigers scrum-half did not require surgery on his injured medial collateral ligament in his left knee and could return to action in April in time to regain his fitness for the South Africa tour.

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