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Six Nations: Adding more teams would be a mistake – Eddie Jones

Six Nations: Adding more teams would be a mistake – Eddie Jones

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England coach Eddie Jones believes increasing the number of teams in the Six Nations would be a mistake.Reports have suggested South Africa could join the competition in 2023, but there has also been speculation that an eight-team event might be introduced."It's called the greatest rugby tournament in the world and I think it is," Jones insisted. "So why would you want to add other teams that are going to decrease the level of competition?" There has also been a suggestion that Fiji would also like to join and could play their 'home' games in France.The last change to the structure of the event was in 2000 when Italy became the sixth nation.Since then they and Scotland are the only teams not ...
Eddie Stobart suitor appeals to watchdog over DBAY bid

Eddie Stobart suitor appeals to watchdog over DBAY bid

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A bitter fight for the future of one of Britain's biggest distribution companies will draw in the City mergers watchdog on Monday just days before shareholders vote on a controversial takeover bid.Sky News has learnt that advisers to Andrew Tinkler, the former boss of Eddie Stobart Logistics during its ownership by Stobart Group, will lodge an appeal with the Takeover Panel aimed at preventing DBAY Advisers from voting on 6 December in favour of its own rescue bid. Sources said on Sunday evening that Mr Tinkler's vehicle, TVFB, had acquired a 6.5% stake in Eddie Stobart Logistics on Friday in an effort to build momentum behind his own refinancing proposal.The developments represent the latest twists in an unexpectedly complex battle for control of a company which has been mired in financia...
Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

Navy secretary denies reports he’ll resign over Trump’s intervention in Eddie Gallagher case

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on Saturday denied reports that he had threatened to resign after President Donald Trump intervened in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was demoted after he was found guilty of posing for photos with a dead prisoner of war. "I would like to further state that in no way, shape, or form did I ever threaten to resign. That has been incorrectly reported in the press. I serve at the pleasure of the President," said a Saturday-night post from the official Secretary of the Navy Twitter account. Spencer also denied the reports directly during a speaking engagement at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada Saturday. "If the president requests to the stop the process, the process stops. Good o...
Eddie Jones wary England’s Saracens stars may focus on club relegation fight

Eddie Jones wary England’s Saracens stars may focus on club relegation fight

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Media playback is not supported on this device England head coach Eddie Jones fears some Saracens players could skip the Six Nations campaign to help their club avoid relegation after a 35-point deduction for salary cap breaches. The deduction leaves the Premiership champions bottom of the table. They have also been fined £5.36m. Sarries supplied six of the team who started for England in the 32-12 defeat by South Africa in the World Cup final. "It could have a significant impact," Jones told BBC Sport."It's something we need to weigh up and look at very carefully."
England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final ‘for four years’

England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final ‘for four years’

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Rugby World Cup final: England v South AfricaVenue: Yokohama International Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 November Kick-off: 09:00 GMTCoverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.England coach Eddie Jones has warned South Africa that Saturday's Rugby World Cup final is the game he has been planning for since he took control of the team in January 2016.England are attempting to land their second World Cup to repeat the 2003 success and avenge the Springboks' victory in the 2007 final."We've had four years to prepare for this game," said Jones. "That's why the players can be relaxed because we know we've done the work."Jones has had ro...