VIDEO: JONES WANTS ENGLAND TO LEARN FROM ALL BLACKS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ENGLAND COACH EDDIE JONES INSISTED HIS FOCUS WAS FIRMLY FIXED ON THE 2019 WORLD CUP IN JAPAN AS HE URGED HIS SIDE TO LEARN FROM REIGNING CHAMPIONS NEW ZEALAND.
Jones’s men face Argentina and Australia – who they’ve already beaten several times each under the former hooker’s guidance – and Samoa at Twickenham next month.
But his second-placed side are not due to play the All Blacks, currently top of the world rankings, until next year at the earliest.
Australian coach Jones has lost just one game in charge of England – a defeat by Ireland in Dublin in March that cost the Red Rose brigade back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams – since taking over following the hosts’ exit at the 2015 World Cup.