England coach Eddie Jones apologises for offensive remarks
England coach Eddie Jones apologised on Wednesday for offensive comments he made last year about Wales and Ireland.
The Australian, speaking at a sponsor's event in July, talked about how disappointed he was by his team's Six Nations loss to the "scummy Irish" and described Wales as a "shit little place".
"No excuses. I shouldn't have said what I did," Jones told the BBC. "I am very sorry for any offence caused."
The English RFU said it would apologise to the sport's ruling bodies in Ireland and Wales and a spokesperson described Jones's comments as "inappropriate".
England, whose defeat by Ireland last year was their first under Jones, play the Irish in this year's tournament at Twickenham on Saturday.