Eddie Jones: England fans must keep faith ahead of World Cup – I did a reasonable job


ddie Jones remains confident England will reach their peak in time for next year’s World Cup and urged fans to remain confident.

England lost to Grand Slam winners France in Paris on Saturday night to cap off a disappointing Six Nations, which saw them win two of their five matches.

Jones is now likely to come under pressure after that performance, which comes as England finished fifth in last year’s Championship.

The Australian, however, insists England can still reach their peak when they return to France for next year’s World Cup and told fans to keep believing in him and his players .

“They must have some faith. I think I’ve done a reasonable job for England over the last seven years,” Jones said.

“We are now going through a period where we are rebuilding the team and that takes time. Look at the France team, it took them three years to win the championship.

“We have rebuilt the team of the last Six Nations. I think the progress is very positive. The results aren’t what we’d like – we’d all like to win tournaments and be top of the leaderboard, but we’re not good enough to do that now.

“But in the next 12 to 14 months, when we prepare for the World Cup, we will be.”

England bled a number of young players during the Six Nations and Jones says he is excited about what the future could bring.

“I think the development of the team is going in the right direction, a number of good young players are coming,” he said.

“The amount the players have learned during the tournament is immense and I have never been so excited about the development of the team.


“Am I satisfied with the work I am doing? I am not satisfied with the results. Do I think I coach well? 100 per cent.

“I think I train well and sometimes you don’t get results. I’ve coached long enough to know it’s about rebuilding a team.

“I think we have 11 tests before the World Cup and if you look at that it means guys like Freddie [Steward] and Marcus [Smith] and Harry Randall will increase their testing experience by 100% during this period.

“It’s been a great learning experience for them. I think the timing for our team to participate in the World Cup is very good. »

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