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Eddie Jones does not expect quick fix to England's breakdown woes

13 March, 2018, 06:11 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • James Ryan of Ireland during the Nat West Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

The 58-year-old Australian - who prior to the Six Nations had suffered just the one defeat since taking over after the 2015 World Cup debacle - said defeat helps in the evolution of great sides.

Ireland have risen to second place in the World Rugby Rankings thanks to their Six Nations title success, writes Stephen Barry.

Armand is set to bring the sort of power and no-nonsense work at the breakdown that England will need if they are to stop an Irish Grand Slam being achieved at Twickenham on Saturday.

The breakdown, exposed at Murrayfield, was a fault line once more but even more alarming were the 16 penalties that saw them whistled out of contention by South African referee Jaco Peyper. "But good as we've been, it won't be good enough against England".

"There's so much still to play for and we know how hard it is going to be against England". The learnings we'll get from this, albeit very painful, are absolutely crucial going forward because it's about how we respond.

England are yet to lose at Twickenham under Jones and the Irish have not won there since 2010.

"It'll give us confidence going into this week, but we won't get carried away with ourselves". This group, we haven't had the opportunity so we can look back at how they did it and what it meant to them.




France were awarded a penalty try early in the second-half, a converted Jonny May try for England making for a frenetic finish before Lionel Beauxis landed a late penalty to wrap the game up. Just last month, they had gone eight matches without a win.

"I wanted the team to be close to the best during the tournament", France coach Jacques Brunel said.

Another missed Sexton penalty raised questions over Ireland's decision to go for the posts rather than touch with 15 minutes left, but replacement Cronin crossed after a driving maul to further focus English minds in Paris and keep their Grand Slam hopes alive. "On both occasions, we were there".

The championship is Ireland's third in five years.

Seven of the 23-man squad on duty against Scotland last Saturday were between the ages of 11 and 14 when Ireland were last crowned Grand Slam champions - that's quite a legacy.

"We're going to have to save the best for last, and that's what it's going to take to win everything next week", Ireland captain Rory Best said. The game is changing a little bit and we have probably been slow to adapt to it. Eddie Jones's honeymoon is over, he is about to experience the other side of being the England coach.

Scotland had their chances but weren't as accurate, and butchered at least two tries. "And then if we won the Test match, well we'd score four tries", Jones said.

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