Eddie Jones believes England are “well poised” to keep improving after ending a promising month with a record-breaking win over Australia.
Saturday’s 37-18 triumph was England’s sixth in succession against Australia, their best run against the Wallabies.
It puts England back on track ahead of a Rugby World Cup in 2019, having endured a torrid run of five straight Test defeats earlier this year, and Jones is encouraged by the team’s progression.
“I think there’s a feeling within the side that we’re going in the right direction that’s the main thing,” he told Sky Sports.
“We’re well poised to keep going forward.”
19 – @EnglandRugby have recorded their 2nd biggest win against @qantaswallabies, their biggest victory coming in 2017 (30-6); it is also a record 6th consecutive win for England in this fixture. Dominant. pic.twitter.com/rNfItYlKIG
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) November 24, 2018
“I have to start with Ben Moon and Alec Hepburn, they’ve played well against good teams and acquitted themselves well,” he added. “Maro [Itoje] continues to grow and he’ll be the best lock in the world.
“There are a couple of guys who have gone up the ladder, there’s a winger [Cokanasiga] today who did a bit of damage. We always felt we had a player of potential, he’s growing in stature when he plays for us and he’ll only get better.”
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