Rugby coach told off by his 93-yr-old mother

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

BAGSHOT, ENG­LAND » At 57, Ed­die Jones still isn’t too old to be told off by his mother.

Tele­vi­sion cam­eras caught the Eng­land rugby coach slam­ming down his notebook and blurt­ing out swear words dur­ing his team’s er­ror-rid­dled 21-8 win over Ar­gentina on Satur­day.

Among the view­ers shocked by Jones’ out­burst in the Twick­en­ham stands was his mother.

Jones apol­o­gized Mon­day “for us­ing poor lan­guage” and said his 93-year-old mother, who lives in Aus­tralia, phoned him af­ter the game and said “please don’t swear.”

Jones said “I was frus­trated we didn’t play bet­ter. I think ev­ery­one was frus­trated and some­times you can’t con­trol your­self.”

Eng­land takes on Aus­tralia, Jones’ na­tive coun­try, on Satur­day in its sec­ond November test match.

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