RFU CEO Steve Brown has released a statement following the review of Englands and Eddie Jones' Six Nations campaign.
Steve Brown, the RFU's CEO, has made a statement regarding the post-tournament review of England's Six Nations. Specifically, Brown discusses the unions stance on Eddie Jones and his coaching team.
Brown commented: "Eddie and his coaches have my confidence and the measure of how good they are and can be will be how they respond to these tough times, the results in the Six Nations were not what we wanted, not what we expected and there is no attempt to dress this up.
"We wanted to do significantly better and we didn't. We're dissapointed with the decline, no question about that. Nobody would want to go from winning the Six Nations to fifth."
"We will learn from this and make sure it doesn't happen again. No one is patting each other on the back, they're looking for solutions to put us back to where we were before.
"We were monitoring pretty well. We have hit a bit of a bump and now is the time to regroup, reassess and get back on track.
It's worth reflecting that Eddie has an 86 per cent win record with England. You don't become a bad coach or team overnight. But we have to learn and have to improve."
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