Monday, 4 June 2018

Who is the real Donald Trump of rugby?

I have to say I’m beginning to find the public utterances of Eddie Jones a little tiresome.

His latest, labelling Bath owner Bruce Craig the “Donald Trump of rugby,” is just plain rude.

Craig had questioned Jones’ training methods after Bath prop Beno Obano was ruled out for up to 12 months after suffering "multiple ligament and hamstring tendon damage" while training with the England squad.

Given that Obano was the 15th player to pick up a training ground injury while on England duty under Jones’ stewardship – including a career-ending injury for Wasps’ Sam Jones – I really don’t think it is unreasonable to question whether Eddie’s methods are appropriate.

The England boss may not value the input of the Bath owner but he could simply have ignored it or dismissed it as irrelevant.

Instead he chose to resort to crass, playground insults. Which, when you think about it, is all a bit Trump-esque.

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