England head coach Eddie Jones takes Maidenhead RFC training session

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Graeme Copas

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England head coach Eddie Jones conducted a hands-on training session during a visit to Maidenhead Rugby Club on Tuesday.

Jones, 56, who in his first year in charge of the national side led them to the Grand Slam and a 3-0 whitewash over his native Australia last winter, had a 30-minute Q&A with Maidenhead head coach Russell Bolton and invited coaches and teachers after which he ran a 45-minute training session in the form of a game.

Bolton, who is a community coach with the RFU, said: “Eddie kept things moving quickly, using three teams and rotations. It was excellent.

“I think we will have all taken a lot from it and I know the players did.

He was very complimentary about the club and was  gracious enough to chat and pose for pictures with the colts and under 11s who were also training nearby.

“It was really enjoyable and invaluable having him there.”

Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, who is assisting the coaching team at Maidenhead on a regular basis, was also involved in the session which attracted more than 50 players from the club.

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