Eddie Jones admits England's chances of series win over Australia depends on first Test - Ruck

Eddie Jones admits England’s chances of series win over Australia depends on first Test

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Eddie Jones has admitted England’s hopes of completing a series victory over Michael Cheika’s Australia hinge on the outcome of the first Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

“We have to win the first one – that’s what the series is about, the first Test,” Jones said.

“There are two Tests to go after that, but the first is going to set up one side to win the series and you want to be the side that wins the series.

“We want to win the first Test and if we do that, we put ourselves in positions to do all sorts of things and that’s our target.

“The players realise they have got to do something different. To create history – and that’s what we are trying to do – we have to do something different,” Jones said.

“Christopher Columbus didn’t discover America by swimming in his own back yard. He had to get in a boat and leave and not see anything. That’s exactly what we have to do.

“We are in a position where we have to do something no other side has done and to do that, we have to do things differently.”