Former NRL man tips Eddie Jones for rugby league move as it is “not as hard” as rugby union

Former England rugby union coach Eddie Jones has been vocal about his desire to coach in the NRL, especially as South Sydney Rabbitohs coach.

He has also been chased by Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves in the past.

Now, former Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans man Mat Rogers has said Eddie Jones has what it takes to be a potential NRL coach.

“I’ve been asked this before and I think he’d be good,” Rogers said on SportsDay NSW on SEN Radio.

“I think the game is not as hard a game technically as rugby union, and you do have assistant coaches for the technical roles.”

Rogers himself made the move from League to Union in 2002 after he spent seven seasons with Cronulla and he found himself playing in Jones’ Australian side.

“As a motivator of men, as a man who can bring players together, as a man that gets the best out of someone, I don’t think I’ve played under a better coach,” Rogers continued.

“That’s what Wayne Bennett does, that’s what Craig Bellamy does (and) Trent Robinson (they motivate their players).”

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