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England RU team doesn't need curfew: Jones

Press AssociationPress Association 17/11/2016 Duncan Bech

Eddie Jones insists he would have failed in his choice of leaders if England implemented the type of player curfew now being considered by the Football Association.

The FA is conducting a "proper investigation'' into events involving England captain Wayne Rooney and any of its staff following the emergence of ''inappropriate'' images from The Grove Hotel on Saturday night.

Rooney has ''unreservedly'' apologised to interim manager Gareth Southgate, the FA and football supporters in general and the governing body has confirmed that overnight free time, which has been in place for a number of years, will now be reviewed.

When asked what a curfew would mean for his squad, head coach Jones said: "Well then I've got the wrong captain and the wrong vice-captains.

"The time we have to have a curfew is the time we don't have a leadership group within the team.

"The players are adults. Most of the players have got their own families. After the game they'll go back to the hotel, they'll have a few beers and they'll decide when they go to bed.

"We've got a great leadership group within the team so we don't need to have curfews. I generally like the players to set the regulations because then it's self-policing.

"I've had teams that have set curfews. Most teams I've had have never set curfews.

"They are professional sportsmen who have the privilege of playing for England.

"They have to do everything to be at their best for England. If they do anything outside of that, then they don't want to play for England."

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