Eddie Jones 'absolutely deserves' to see out England contract, says Will Greenwood

  • Eddie Jones 'absolutely deserves' to see out England contract, says Will Greenwood

Eddie Jones 'absolutely deserves' to see out England contract, says Will Greenwood

Eddie Jones wants his England team to maintain their focus and not get riled up when they face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

"It's been discussed among us and I think we could certainly do that", said the Northampton forward.

"These diminutive little pacy scrum-halves that dart in and around fringes really hurt us [England] in the World Cup final, really hurt us in Paris last week and we've got a carbon copy of it again".

"And what, two games later we want to get rid of him?"

While protesting, France continued to play and it was an expensive mistake for which May accepts the guilt, although she thought that Owens had blown the whistle in a noisy Stade de France. That was a game that could have been quite ugly for us.

"We'll pick ourselves up and get up to Scotland", Jones added, with his team on a short turnaround for the weekend's second round of matches, when France host Italy. What's it going to do apart from make you play worse?

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is refusing to be drawn into a war of words with England counterpart Eddie Jones
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is refusing to be drawn into a war of words with England counterpart Eddie Jones

England received positive news on Man Tuilagi's groin problem after it was revealed he could miss only one round of the Six Nations. It was not immediately apparent how serious the injury is but Jones will be concerned about a player who has spent a considerable portion of his career on the treatment table. "We were clearly going to put some fighting spirit out there". We don't want to play another 40 minutes like we played today, that's obvious'.

Alldritt was also full of praise for the impact new defence coach Shaun Edwards has made. "They did that in a stadium that rocked", Ibanez said.

Jones referred to an incident between the sides two years ago when Scotland eighthman Ryan Wilson shoved England flyhalf George Ford in the tunnel, prior to kick-off. The staff have been working hard on the details that led us to this great victory'. "And I didn't do it, so I'll be the owner of that", May said.

'Scoring three times against the English under the rain is something.

England head coach Jones said a young France side should be braced for "absolute brutality" and to "understand what Test rugby is" at the beginning of their new dawn at the Stade de France on Sunday. Dombrandt was surprisingly left out of the England squad who lost to France.