England rugby team looking at ways to improve stars 'arousal' levels
Eddie Jones reveals England are looking at ways to improve the ‘arousal’ levels of players to boost Six Nations displays after a lack of aggression against Scotland – as he compares his side’s struggles without fans to Liverpool’s
- England haven’t been at their best in their opening two Six Nations matches
- Eddie Jones is seeking ways to boost his players’ ‘arousal’ levels going forward
- No fans has made it harder for athletes to raise emotional performance levels
- England boss admitted that his side has not shown their usual level of aggression
Eddie Jones is looking at ways to increase his players’ ‘arousal’ levels to boost England’s performances in the Six Nations.
A research study has shown the absence of crowds has made it harder for athletes to raise their emotional performance levels.
‘The arousal level is the thing we are looking at the most,’ said Jones.
Eddie Jones is seeking ways to increase his players’ ‘arousal’ levels for Six Nations matches
Jones’ England side were well below par in the loss against Scotland in their Six Nations opener
‘Games have tended to be less aggressive generally in rugby and I think it has been the same in football.
‘There’s a bit of research that shows the arousal level of players has dropped and therefore the type of play or the type of behaviour has been less aggressive.
‘As you know in our sport, that is a particularly important area so we have to investigate that. We don’t have any solutions at the moment but that is the area we are looking at the most.
‘If you look at our first performance against Scotland we lacked our normal aggression, we lacked our normal go at them game. We were a little bit better against Italy but still not where we need to be.
‘If I look at Liverpool, who are an aggressive team, they are really at their best when they are pressing hard and they attack hard, their whole crowd is aggressive. Is that one of the reasons why they have dropped off?’
Research has shown no fans has made it harder for stars to raise emotional performance levels
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