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Nine months before the Rugby World Cup, Eddie Jones has been fired as England's head coach.

On an interim basis, Richard Cockerill will be the forwards coach.

Jones had only five wins from 12 Tests in the next two years.

He won three Six Nations titles and led the team to the World Cup final, which they lost to South Africa.

A review into England's disappointing autumn campaign resulted in Jones' dismissal.

I look forward to watching the team's performance in the future, as I am pleased with what we have achieved as an England team. Many of the players and I will keep in touch, and I wish them good fortune in their future careers.

Bill Sweeney hailed Jones' contribution to English rugby.

According to Sweeney, he has the highest win ratio of any previous England head coach.

I am grateful to Eddie for all he has done for England and for the professional way in which he has reviewed the team's performance.

He has provided the panel with meaningful lessons that will support the team's performance.

There's more to come.

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