Eddie Jones makes bold Owen Farrell claim after comeback win

ENGLAND head coach Eddie Jones says Owen Farrell was the key man behind their comeback win against Japan.

“We wanted a game that would test us and we put out a different team and different combinations to see how players were combining in different positions,” Jones said afterwards. “

“We were tested and probably got seduced by the game in the first couple of minutes, scoring an easy try, and the players subconsciously think it is going to be easy and we knocked off a bit in a our effort and attitude which is disappointing. But I thought our second half response was excellent.

“Owen Farrell made a difference for our team because he’s an influential player.”

“It was about getting our effort and attitude better and a couple of technical things.”

“We were actually in a pretty good position and we just needed to find the right way to play in the second half and Japan is a difficult side to play if you haven’t played against them before.”

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