Jones ends England rumours

Jones rules himself out of England running
By Reuters

12/12/2006 at 08:28Updated

Queensland Reds coach Eddie Jones has committed himself to the Super 14 club for next season, ending speculation linking him with the vacant England job.

Jones, whose was sacked as Australia coach 12 months ago, had said he would be interested in taking England to the 2007 World Cup following Andy Robinson's departure two weeks ago.

"I've got a normal contractual relationship with Queensland where I have to give them a number of months' notice and they have to give me a number of months' notice," Jones told Australian Associated Press on Tuesday.

"Having said all that, I can assure you I'll be coaching Queensland in the Super 14 this year."

Jones, however, did not rule out considering the England job at the end of the Super 14 season.

"Like any coach at the end of the season you don't know where you stand," he said.