Eddie Jones is a happy man now that he is coaching in England.
The Australian, who made a vinnige Kaapse draai after the departure of Allister Coetzee, believes Super Rugby has taken a turn for the worse with the expansion to 18 teams.
But it’s a lekker slaappil for him.
With the Sunwolves, the Kings and the Jaguares being added to the roster this year, the former Reds coach feels the standard of rugby in the southern hemisphere has dropped.
As much was evident when Franco Smith’s Cheetahs, not one of the strongest teams in the competition either, beat the men from Japan 92-17 this past weekend.
Furthermore, the Sunwolves have not won a single match to date, while the Jaguares and the Kings both only have one win.
The Kings’ solitary win was over the Sunwolves and they aren’t expected to add much to that tally.
And Jones says the games are putting him to sleep.
He explains: “I watch most of the games but some of the games put me to sleep. I don’t think the standard’s great this year.
“Having 18 teams in the competition, it’s really dropped the standards.”