‘We are going to see it as a last’: Eddie Jones challenges England to safe victory towards South Africa of their first conflict since struggling World Cup heartbreak… however must wait to see whether or not Owen Farrell shall be accessible
- Eddie Jones has known as upon his England facet to beat South Africa
- Sides final met at 2019 Rugby World Cup last in Japan, the place South Africa gained
- Jones faces a wait to search out out whether or not Owen Farrell with be match to characteristic
- Jamie George can even endure a scan after he was taken off at half time
- Jones believes that the axis of Marcus Smith and Farrell will develop nicely
Skipper Farrell limped off within the second half of Saturday evening’s victory over Australia, with hooker Jamie George additionally withdrawn at half time.
Each gamers will endure scans earlier than the autumn finale towards South Africa, with Jones determined to finish the marketing campaign on a excessive.
Eddie Jones has challenged England to beat South Africa after overcoming Australia
England will play South Africa for the primary time since shedding the 2019 World Cup last in Japan
‘They are the World Cup champions and we are not,’ stated Jones. ‘It an important Test and we want to finish off the autumn well — it is the final game of the autumn and we will see it as a final and we want to take them on. We will have to play differently to beat them. It’s the ultimate sport and we need to go into the Six Nations with a South African scalp.’
With the double harm blow including to the covid-enforced withdrawals of Joe Marler and Ellis Genge, Jones praised the resilience of his workforce as they booked an eighth straight victory over Australia.
‘We had two Covid positives, we had a young prop come in on Thursday and made him a starting guy and we lost Jamie at half-time,’ he added.
Jones faces an anxious wait relating to the health of Owen Farrell, who injured his ankle
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Each yellow playing cards have been the right choices. There was clear contact to Jamie George’s head by Tommy Wright — and it was foul play — however there have been sufficient mitigating components for it to not be a crimson card.
Angus Bell then clearly lifted Courtney Lawes’s ft above the horizontal however didn’t convey him down safely. Lawes landed on his facet, so it’s a yellow card. If he had landed on his head or neck, it could have been a crimson.
‘Kyle Sinckler got a bad dead leg in the first half so we had to battle hard and I was really pleased with the attitude of the players. We predicted more of a free-flowing game, as Australia like to play, but it turned out to be a heavy penalty game and I was pleased how we adapted.
‘We are going to need to be better for sure, especially in terms of the penalty count because that’s an space towards South Africa the place we might be in a good bit of hassle. We’re trying good in assault and it’s nearly sustaining that momentum and including to it.’
Jones shall be determined for an additional alternative to check out his new midfield axis of Marcus Smith and Farrell, who began nicely earlier than the sport broke down.
Jones believes that the partnership of Marcus Smith and Farrell shall be a fruitful one
‘They are a bit like two opening batsmen who haven’t batted collectively and are going through the brand new ball for the primary time,’ added Jones.
‘Every time they bat together after this they will be better but I thought our first try was one of the best I have seen from an England side.
‘They have both got to get picked but the competition in this squad is red hot. We know Owen is a good player. That was his 100th Test including the Lions and he is getting close to 100 with England.
‘We know he is a bloody good player and we know Smith will be a good player if he keeps working hard.’