England can use hatred, says Jones

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones insists his England side should be usually be judged altogether in 2019

England can use a “hatred” from their Six Nations rivals as an additional motivating factor, says conduct manager Eddie Jones.

The Australian pronounced he can “feel” a “long-seated rivalry” towards England as they ready to face Ireland during Twickenham on Saturday (16:50 GMT).

It is Jones’ initial home compare after divided wins over Scotland and Italy.

“Maybe Clive Woodward summed it adult best when he pronounced everybody hates England – that’s true,” Jones said.

“I’m not going to use it, though within a side they can use it. As we pronounced when we took over, I’m not English, I’m Australian, though we will be positively committed to them.”

Jones suggested he sees Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi’s destiny for England in a 12 shirt – once he is entirely behind to compare aptness as he continues his lapse for Tigers after long-term injury.

“I consider inside centre is his best position. He’s not a 13. That’s what we know he’s not. He’s really a 12. He can lift a round opposite a benefit line,” Jones said.

“He threw a pleasing left to right pass on Friday night. And afterwards he threw a terrible right to left, so maybe he’s left handed!

“He’s got all a attributes to be an superb 12.”


England are turn with France during a tip of a Six Nations table, forward on points disproportion with both sides on 6 points after dual games.

Jones continued to insist his side was a “work in progress”, though praised his players for “commitment”, “taking initiative” and “being independent”.

And he is scheming England for an aerial barrage from two-time fortifying champions Ireland, adding: “They flog 70% of their round away. If they wish to do that, good fitness to them.

“It has worked for them. It is not a approach we consider we should play rugby though it has been successful for them, so good luck.”

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