England head coach Eddie Jones shared his experiences from a lifetime in rugby at a sold-out event at the home of the Leicester Tigers on Thursday.
Guests in the Premiership Suite at Mattioli Woods Welford Road heard about his progression from amateur player to professional coach in some of the biggest jobs in the world game with Australia, South Africa and in charge of the England national team.
Speaking about building teams, coping with pressure and criticism, and the all-enveloping nature of coaching, Jones also shared stories from an uplifting World Cup experience with Japan and the build-up to the next tournament in 2023 as well as taking questions from guests.
“I just love coaching rugby,” said Eddie. “At any level, it is something I love, from working with kids to working at elite level.
“I love the game and the chance to talk to people in rugby.
“You can never totally switch off from the game, but that is all part of being a coach.”
Jones also recounted memories of his spell with Leicester as a player in the 1990s and his links with World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer who became a mentor as he moved into coaching.
The club’s next event is the Awards Night on Monday, May 30 in the company of the Tigers coaching team and playing squad. Tickets are available now.
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