Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England Rugby Union team and led them to the 2019 World Cup final. He took Australia to the 2003 World Cup final as well, and masterminded Japan's famous victory over South Africa in 2015 - one of the biggest upsets in sport. He was also the assistant coach for South Africa when they won the 2007 World Cup. Donald McRae is an award-winning author of twelve books. He has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award twice. He is a three-time Sports Interviewer of the Year winner and has also been Sports Feature Writer of the Year on three occasions, most recently in 2018 and 2019, for his work in the Guardian.
Eternally thoughtful about his craft and sport . . . fascinating. There's much more than rugby here . . . Jones is brutally frank about himself and the people and players in his life. His gifts of leadership and organisation are clearly remarkable: this is a man you would follow into the jungle. * Daily Mail Books of the Year * Refreshingly self-critical . . . Jones emerges as a more complex character than he had led us to believe. The sections on the racism he suffered as a mixed race child and his dejection at missing out an international cap as a player are particularly moving. * The Times Books of the Year * A world-class coach -- Sir Clive Woodward An absolute genius * Sydney Morning Herald * A genuine super-coach -- Stephen Jones, <i>The Sunday Times</i> Jones has a winning mentality - he is constantly asking for more -- Gareth Southgate