Premiership Clubs Set To Issue Warning To England Boss Eddie Jones
England head coach Eddie Jones will be told to be more considerate with the timing and intensity of his future training camps in a clear-the-air meeting with Premiership directors of rugby on Thursday.
Last week, three players suffered long-term injuries at England’s two-day camp in Brighton, with Wasps flanker Sam Jones breaking a leg in a judo session, Bath full-back Anthony Watson fracturing his jaw and Exeter Chiefs wing Jack Nowell suffering a torn quad muscle.
All three as a result will now miss England’s four-Test autumn series that begins against South Africa on Nov 12.
A number of other players returned to their clubs battered and bruised leading to a war of words between Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Football Union over what was permitted within the camps.
Under the terms of the £225 million deal struck between the RFU and Premiership Rugby this summer, Jones is entitled to call upon players for six days of training time outside of the international window, which this season was divided into three two-day camps.
The next is set to be held in January.