England's Marler cited over Jones groin grab

England remain in the title hunt but need France to lose to Scotland or Ireland

England remain in the title hunt but need France to lose to Scotland or Ireland

On the eve of the Six Nations, Jones declared that he would stay as long as he felt that the players were responding to his methods, but after Wales was sacked he would only say: "I am still judging".

However Jones has not written the second row off yet.

World Rugby's punishment for an offence it describes as "testicle grabbing or twisting or squeezing" ranges from a suspension of 12 to 24 weeks or more, and given Marler's chequered history he could be facing a lengthy ban.

Lawes may face a ban for a unsafe tackle on Jones in the second half of the match, while Manu Tuilagi will also argue his case after seeing a red card for a shoulder charge on wing George North.

Former Wales global Gareth Thomas was heavily criticised for his halftime comments on the incident, when appearing on the ITV Sport panel.

Jones called officials to review the incident in his post-match comments, with Marler now having been cited, Six Nations have announced.

"I find it freakish, I usually don't comment, but I don't see how you can tackle a guy", Jones said.

"Yeah. It's interesting. What would you do?"

ODI series between India and South Africa called off
Both the teams had arrived in Lucknow earlier on Friday but South Africa will now fly down to Delhi and catch the earliest flight to home.

Eddie Jones was not giving anything away when asked about his England future but did admit he doesn't actually enjoy coaching.

On the eve of the Six Nations, Jones specified that he would certainly remain for as lengthy as he really felt the gamers were reacting to his approaches yet after Wales were seen off he would just claim: "I'm still judging".

"To me, the attempt of humour there was inappropriate and will get sanctioned". It's tough, isn't it?

Wales captain Jones wasn't impressed, saying after the match: 'Hopefully, World Rugby have a look at it. Joe is a good bloke and lots happens on a rugby field.

"There's a lot of footage that has been shown". It's hard as a captain these days because you can't speak to a ref about anything, it feels.

'I looked at the touch judge but he didn't see what happened'. There's a lot of footage that has been shown.

But one critic accused him of "normalising sexual assault" and former England player Andy Goode tweeted: 'I wonder if something similar was done in a homophobic way he'd joke about it?'

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