Eddie Jones on how England can win back-to-back Grand Slams

Eddie Jones on how England can win back-to-back Grand Slams

  • Eddie Jones: “We have to be daring”
  • England kick off their 2017 campaign against France on February 4th
  • Jones’ squad for the competition will be announced on 20 January
England head coach Eddie Jones insists the men in white must be daring if they are to claim back-to-back Grand Slam titles in this year’s RBS 6 Nations.

If Jones’ men can clinch a Grand Slam in 2017, they’ll be only the third English side in history to accomplish the feat of winning back-to-back titles.

“You don’t defend a Grand Slam, you have to win it again,” said Jones. “That is why we have to be absolutely daring going into this Six Nations.

“It is about courage to play a game really well, regardless of the situation.”

But the Aussies main focus remains on France, and a session-by-session approach to England’s preparations.

“If you look back through 2016, the teams that won the most in England – in terms of complex team sports – were Leicester City and us,” he added.

“In our first meeting, we went through the example of what has happened to Leicester City and asked: ‘do we want that to happen to us?’.

“We’ve come up with some strategies that we believe will help us to overcome any complacency and any tendency to be comfortable.”

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