England Rugby coach Eddie Jones praises ‘fantastic atmosphere’ at Fratton Park during Portsmouth’s loss to Peterborough 

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ENGLAND rugby’s head coach was in the stands to watch as Pompey’s dreams of automatic promotion were dashed. 

Eddie Jones watched on as Peterborough raced to a 2-0 lead before Portsmouth brought the game level again with goals from Ben Close and Christian Burgess. 

England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Portsmouth and Peterborough United at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England on 30 April 2019. Photo by Robin Jones.

England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Portsmouth and Peterborough United at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England on 30 April 2019. Photo by Robin Jones.

A 75th minute strike from Ivan Toney condemned the Blues to defeat and ended hopes of automatic promotion. 

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Speaking to the club’s website at half-time, Eddie praised the atmosphere at the ground. 

He said: 'I heard about the fantastic atmosphere down here at Fratton Park and I certainly haven’t been disappointed. 

Jones watched on as Pompey lost to Peterborough at Fratton Park on Tuesday. Picture: Photo by Robin Jones.

Jones watched on as Pompey lost to Peterborough at Fratton Park on Tuesday. Picture: Photo by Robin Jones.

‘The ball’s flying from end to end it’s plenty of entertainment out there. 

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‘There’s a fair few big guys out there throwing themselves around, there’s no shortage of contact out there.’ 

Jones was snapped in the crowd at Fratton Park on Tuesday night.