Eddie Jones says he was ‘physically and verbally abused’ after Calcutta Cup defeat


England head coach Eddie Jones says he will no longer travel by public transport after claiming he was physically and verbally abused on his way back from Scotland on Sunday.

The Australian travelled alone by train via standard class from Edinburgh to Manchester on the morning after England’s 25-13 defeat at Murrayfield.

“I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that,” said Jones.

Jones claims comments made by Scotland great Gavin Hastings did not help.

Former Scotland and Lions captain Hastings, who won 67 international caps, said opposing supporters of Jones’ team wanted to “rub his face in the dirt”.

“I’m a human being. I don’t consider myself any different from anyone else, so for me to travel on public transport I thought was OK,” added Jones.


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