England 37 v 18 Australia - Cook Cup 2018
November 26 2018
Well all in all England have had a decent showing in the 2018 Autumn Internationals, ending the year on a high by beating Australia at Twickenham. It was another great day for young wing Joe Cokanasiga, bagging another try and winning the fans vote as man of the match. Eddie says "he is satisfied with the direction the team is heading in after their 37-18 victory over Australia on Saturday".
England 37 v 18 Australia
Cook Cup 2018
Eddie is a happy man:- “We took steps ahead in South Africa while on tour, we had a tough Six Nations, we got some things wrong in terms of planning and we needed to regroup and in South Africa we did that,” said Jones.
“We didn’t get the results we would have liked in terms of winning the series but we moved on in the togetherness of the team and how we want to play rugby. This November has been another step forward and we expect to make another step forward in the Six Nations.”
Jones also paid tribute to his side for producing a ‘classic English’ performance against Australia, as they scored four tries to seal victory.
“Our performance today was based on the traditions of English rugby: strong scrum, lineout maul, good defence and then we created opportunities to attack and the scrum was at the forefront of that.
“In that first half we had opportunities to get a bit further ahead than we were. We missed those and allowed them back in the game and they got a bit of confidence but in the second half we were able to regroup, play a real English second half and I was really pleased with that.”
Mark Wilson reminding me a bit of Lawrence Dallaglio herepqs: qs:
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