The Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast

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'Ruckgate', in-game influence and learning from Barcelona

Season 1, Ep. 4

This week it's 'ruckgate.'


For the first time The Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast brings you the England head coach in discussion with the then Italy head coach Conor O'Shea on the game that has become known as ruckgate that took place at Twickenham in February 2017. O'Shea, now RFU director of performance, discusses why they chose to use the tactics they did, who he told beforehand and Jones gives his reaction three years on.


The pair also go into detail about where a coach can influence the team more on a game day, which playing positions will remain specialist in the future and the changing role of the fly half. Jones also recalls a recent conversation with Australia cricket head coach Justin Langer, what impresses him about Barcelona's youth system and how international coaches discuss the latest trends.


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