Jones admits to no magic solution for dire England form

2:02                      
         
      
       Player of the series Tammy Beaumont reflects on her second straight hundred which helped England Women clinch

2:02 Player of the series Tammy Beaumont reflects on her second straight hundred which helped England Women clinch

A win this evening in Bloemfontein would guarantee South Africa and Rassie Erasmus a series win against Eddie Jones' England.

Captain Owen Farrell was equally as frustrated with the result and said England will do everything they can to salvage something from the tour in their final Test next Saturday. "It was a like a re-run of last week", added Jones, recalling the first Test in Johannesburg which England lost 42-39 despite scoring three early tries. I have no doubt that we are getting players more equipped with skills to attack better, and the franchises in Super Rugby and the Pro14 are now all playing their part'. I know that Boks' fans can be confrontational after games and, at least, it shows the England players are hurt by their failure.

"Now we are going through this bloody tough period".

"As England coach, you are always under pressure".

"The players and coaches are putting in plenty of effort but for some reason are just not handling key moments of the game well".

"It is about sticking together, understanding what you can improve".

A poor, over-the-hill side would not have created two high-tempo tries like they did in the opening 13 minutes of the second Test against South Africa.


One of the All Blacks' most successful overseas venues is set to host its last rugby test.

He subsequently apologised on social media for conduct that was strongly criticised by Sir Clive Woodward in his role as a pundit.

Asked about a second underwhelming start in a row, Kolisi said: "I don't know why".

"Obviously it's very disappointing", Jones told reporters. These (the touring party) are the best players we've got.

Youngs, the Leicester scrum-half, was also the centre of controversy after giving a curt answer to a question during a post-match broadcast interview.

England return to their camp on the Indian Ocean on Sunday before heading to Cape Town on Wednesday to finalise preparations for the final Test, which has been rendered meaningless by their latest collapse. "We lost the series, we're gutted about that, we'll work hard this week and we look forward to getting it right next week", he said. "We go again in Cape Town".

Brother Mako Vunipola is also returning home for family reasons, while Ellis Genge has already flown back to the United Kingdom because of a knee injury picked up in training.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.