Six Nations: Eddie Jones 'wrong to talk about brutality', claims Shaun Edwards

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

Jonny May's brace of tries after the break could not drag England back from a shocking start in their Six Nations opener, with Jones' men conceding 24 unanswered points thanks to a score from Vincent Rattez and two from captain Charles Ollivon. I think that is something we can certainly take away.

"I'm proud of the way the boys came back, but we need to be better than we were in the first half".

"And what, two games later we want to get rid of him?"

"We'll pick ourselves up and get up to Scotland", Jones added, with his team on a short turnaround for the weekend's second round of matches, when France host Italy.

England will be without Manu Tuilagi against Scotland, after the injury-plagued centre left the field before the end of the first quarter against France with a groin injury. The Murrayfield environment helps them but you've got to be good enough to stay focused, be on task, do what you need to do'.

France's defence coach Shaun Edwards denied Eddie Jones' words did not provide extra motivation.

'The only thing I know is that unfortunately we're going to go to Scotland with an L next to our name instead of a W which we wanted, but nothing else changes.

After repeatedly coming up empty-handed during many trips to the French 22, and with such a sizeable deficit, even the most optimistic of Englishmen would not have thought that their team would be able to mount a comeback.

"When the English team had possession, our team was well organized and fought back every time to win the arm wrestle", Galthie said. The staff have been working hard on the details that led us to this great victory'. "Scoring three tries in the rain against England is really something".

Jones expressed his frustrations after the game saying that England looked like they "forgot how to play rugby" during their defeat to France, just over a week after declaring he wants his side to be the greatest of all time.

England head coach Jones said a young France side should be braced for "absolute brutality" and to "understand what Test rugby is" at the beginning of their new dawn at the Stade de France on Sunday.

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