Eddie Jones wants Italy hiding

  • Eddie Jones wants dominant performance from his side against Italy
  • He got his England tenure off to a winning start at Murrayfield on Saturday
  • The men in white are top of the standings after Ireland and Wales drew 16-16 on Sunday
Eddie Jones has called for England to put down a further Six Nations marker by thumping Italy in their own backyard on Sunday.

The Australian, who replaced Stuart Lancaster as head coach after the disastrous 2015 Rugby World Cup, got his tenure off to a winning start on Saturday by overcoming Scotland 15-9 at Murrayfield in England’s Six Nations opener.

The men in white currently sit top of the standings after Ireland and Wales shared the spoils 16-16 on Sunday while France could only edge past Italy 23-21 at the Stade de France in Paris.

Jones is now hoping his side can build on that victory next weekend away at the Stadio Olimpico, and the boss has called for his players to rack up the points against the Azzurri.

“I’ve already said to the boys that’s our aim – to go out there and give Italy a good hiding,” he said.

“Italy are going to be tough because they should have beaten France, but that’s our aim.”

England head into the contest having won all 21 of their previous meetings against the Italians.

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