Jones talks about how to beat All Blacks

Jones talks about how to beat All Blacks

Jones talks about how to beat All Blacks

"I thought when the game opened up there were opportunities we didn't take which I'm disappointed in, but generally speaking we're pleased to have grabbed that win and to move onto New Zealand this week". When they win the whole country's buoyant, when they lose GDP falls and unemployment goes up.

England coach Eddie Jones backed Owen Farrell to avoid being cited for a risky tackle that could rule him out of next week's clash with New Zealand as he turned on his critics following a nail-biting 12-11 win over South Africa on Saturday.

England were fortunate to only be 8-6 down at the break after taking a battering from the South Africa forwards, Farrell on target with two penalties after Maro Itoje was sin-binned.

Jones continued, "New Zealand's an important game, don't get me wrong".

"Tom Curry is off to see the doctor so we'll know more about him today but we're sadly pessimistic about his chances".

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Having started his stint in charge of England with a streak of positive results, this year's performance in the Six Nations, combined with a poor tour of South Africa, has many wondering whether Jones will make it to 2019 at all. Because you guys want to sack me, is that why? "If I stay long enough you're going to get me sacked, so one day you're going to be happy".

England were transformed in the second half, with their backs finally getting the ball in hand, but it was their pack, missing a host of first-choice players, who delivered the key blow by shoving the Springbok pack backwards near their own line to win a penalty that Farrell slotted for the 12-11 lead.

"To beat the New Zealanders you've got to be unbelievably disciplined", he said.

England have compiled a dossier on how to beat the All Blacks based on information from the British & Irish Lions players who toured New Zealand a year ago. We won't be wearing singlets and running shorts out there.

Jones also believes rugby games should have two referees in light of the increasing number of controversial decisions.

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