Today’s rugby news as Sexton ‘f***ing disgrace’ claim emerges and Alun Wyn Jones changes Eddie’s mind

Today’s rugby news as Sexton ‘f***ing disgrace’ claim emerges and Alun Wyn Jones changes Eddie’s mind

Here are the latest rugby headlines on Monday, May 29.

Eddie Jones: I’ve changed my attitude, I love Alun Wyn

Barbarians RFC head coach Eddie Jones paid tribute to Welsh legend Alun Wyn Jones after the second-row led the Baa-baas to a 48-42 win over the World XV.

Jones missed two late conversions at Twickenham, which the head coach branded “disgraceful”, before adding: “But he has got plenty of plusses so we will excuse him for that.”

The Wales icon, 37, will play in the Swansea RFC 15srcth anniversary match on Wednesday, but whether we will see him on a rugby pitch after that remains up in the air. He said he still has a lot left in the tank in his post-match interview.

Speaking about the towering forward, Eddie Jones said: “For very few players it ends like a fairy tale. That is the reality, it ends probably on someone else’s terms, not on your own. I am not sure, I haven’t chatted to him about [what happened with Wales].

“Secondly, he will be remembered as one of the great competitors. If you look at the Welsh side that he has led over the last period of time, they have competed hard in every game that he has played in. He has captained the Lions, they have competed hard.

“He is one of those players that you hated coaching against because you knew he was going to be at it, you knew he was going to be at the referee, and you knew he was going to do everything to get his team to be in the hunt. Having coached him today I have changed my attitude towards him, I love him.”

Sexton could face ban over ‘f****ing disgrace’ claim

Johnny Sexton could reportedly face a ban after a newspaper has claimed the Irishman called officials a “f***ing disgrace” during Leinster’s Champions Cup final defeat by La Rochelle. Sexton was unavailable through injury as he watched his side lose 27-26, but the Leinster captain was present for the clash and indeed made himself known at half-time.

According to The Rapport, via PlanetRugby, Sexton launched a verbal attack on the officials, including referee Jaco Peyper, at half-time. A source told the outlet that Sexton told the officials “you are all a f***king disgrace,” before walking away to console one o

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