England head coach Eddie Jones couldn’t resist a parting shot at the Scottish crowd, describing the thousands in attendance as lacking ‘manners’.
The men in white came away 13 – 6 winners in what was a rain-soaked and error-strewn encounter.
Jones gave a hot take to the BBC immediately after the game and was happy to fire off in what has become a trademark of the fiery Australian coach.
Abuse had been hurled at the English team as they got off the bus and the failure of the crowd to remain quiet during Owen Farrell’s kicks irked Jones.
“It was an old fashioned Calcutta Cup game, swirling wind and an aggressive crowd without manners,” said Jones. “I thought you were supposed to show kickers respect.”
Prior to the game a beer bottle struck the England coach and manners supporters made hand gestures Jones and his men as they entered the stadium.
Hostile reception for England at Murrayfield. Eddie Jones’ right-hand man Neil Craig hit on the head by a plastic beer bottle thrown from the upper gantry… pic.twitter.com/mdiNIYRvKE
— Nik Simon (@Nik_Simon88) February 8, 2020
The pot had been stirred earlier in the week, by both sides. England flanker Lewis Ludlam said that the sides were ready to go to ‘war’.
“It’s just another place to go. It’s a battle. It’s going to be a war and it’s something we’re excited for and we’ll be ready for.
“We are going out to get stuck into them and they are going to do the same to us. I don’t think there is any difference in the passion between the two sides.
“Whenever you pull on the shirt, it is a proud moment, it is a passionate experience. They won’t be any more revved up than we are for it.”
“We’re going to come out fighting. We’re revved up. We want to be brutal. We don’t want to give them an inch to breathe. We’re coming for them.”
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