Six Nations 2020: Eddie Jones loves every scrap as England coach

Six Nations 2020: Eddie Jones loves every scrap as England coach

24.2.2020

Six Nations 2020: Eddie Jones loves every scrap as England coach

Eddie Jones is enjoying every minute of the scrap that is being England head coach, but never does anything without internal reason.

"If it was a cricket match," he told BBC 5 Live, and then to newspaper reporters shortly afterwards,"we would have declared at half-time."It was a highlights package of the Jones years, a best of… compilation to keep the half-cut celebrants in the Twickenham stands dancing out into the west London night.

Behind them George Ford ran with the ball in two hands and Jonathan Joseph showed why Jones might have picked a 50-cap centre on the wing by coming inside to step and slide at every opportunity.He was asked afterwards if the team's display justified his less obvious selectorial decisions. It was a gentle question, served up like a half-volley ready to be slapped away, yet he went at it with a great heave of the bat.

Sexton, such a dedicated and courageous servant to the cause across the last 11 years, had a game to haunt him into his dotage, leaving another five points out there with a shanked penalty and conversion, slipping over on his backside at one point after losing a boot in a ruck.

His fledgling Ireland side played the game back-to-front. Only when it had been snatched away from them did they find their energy and edge. They had 61% possession and 58% territory and conceded five fewer penalties than England and none of it meant anything, because they had dug themselves such a hole in the first 40 minutes that it would have taken Armand Duplantis to get out of it.



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