Jones turns England’s focus towards Six Nations after autumn progress

The England head coach is not getting carried away despite the southern hemisphere teams’ recent struggles in EuropeEddie Jones believes mental fatigue caused by Covid restrictions was a significant reason why the major southern hemisphere nations failed to stay the distance in the autumn series in Europe. Jones, though, has made clear his England side can still improve further and is seeking a fast start to the Six Nations at Scotland’s expense in early February.Despite New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina all losing their concluding Tests of the year, Jones insists it is premature to start talking up northern hemisphere prospects ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup because of the “problematic” amount of time all the touring teams have recently had to spend away from home adhering to strict Covid protocols. Continue reading...