Eddie Jones gives his verdict on a roller coaster afternoon at Twickenham
Eddie Jones paid tribute to his side’s “adaptability” and “courage” after their enthralling 27-14 victory over Argentina in the Old Mutual Wealth Series on Saturday.
“I thought it was a brave display,” said Jones.
“It was flexible, adaptable and courageous. There was enough drama in that game to fill 10 episodes of Eastenders.
“We went out there with a certain game plan which we had to abandon after 10 minutes and the players did exceptionally well. They regrouped, came up with another plan and I thought it was outstanding, especially when you consider we probably left a few points out there.”
Elliot Daly was red carded after just five minutes for taking out Leonardo Senatore in the air and Jones said he had no complaints with the decision.
“We are obviously disappointed that Elliot was sent off but these things happen in games of rugby and you have to get on with it,” he said.
“He made an error of judgement, we all do. We accept the referee’s decision.”
Jones side next face Australia in the final match of their Old Mutual Wealth Series and England’s head coach is expecting another tough battle.
“We move onto Australia next week which is going to be a bit of fun,” he added.
“The Australian media last June was very disrespectful to us so I’m sure they are going to be at that again so we’ll have to be prepared.
“I’m keen to have a chat to the referee about the Australian scrum – they have technical issues with how they scrummage.”
And asked whether Saturday’s victory was his best since taking over, Jones said: “The best win is to come – next Saturday against Australia.”