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Eddie Jones: Six Nations should look at relegation

Eddie Jones: Six Nations should look at relegation”

England head coach Eddie Jones says the Six Nations should consider bringing in relegation after his side thrashed Italy on Saturday.

"We saw how (Scotland) carried on previous year after they beat us and we may have short memories sometimes but sometimes you have longer memories and I remember everything that was said", he told reporters straight after Saturday's 57-14 thrashing of a poor Italy side. The lesson we've learned is to try to get better each day rather than let the negativity get on top of us. Twickenham is all leather patches, brogue shoes - it's nice. I've got to be careful though because you could easily get a knock-on. So we'll make sure the hostility is on the field.

"I get drunks doing that every day, in one fashion or the other, so it doesn't worry me".

It took half an hour to see the gravity of the selection dilemma facing Eddie Jones.

Jones also attempted to dampen the hype over Cokanasiga, after TV pundits made a passing comparison between the Fiji-born 21-year-old and the late, great New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu.

The issues at the breakdown have long since been fixed and George insists the exhausted and rudderless team that recorded a worst finish in the competition since 1987, fifth place, is a distant memory. "When you lose a few games on the bounce it's hard to enjoy yourself on the training pitch because of the pressure and in turn you struggle to express yourself in the game; you start to look at yourselves a bit more". When it gets knocked out of his hand then he might have to change it.

The hosts scored eight tries - including two apiece for Manu Tuilagi and Brad Shields - to run out 57-14 winners against opponents who have now lost their last 21 outings in the competition. I've got to be careful though because you could easily get a knock-on. "The one-handed stuff is great for you guys, possibly he'll use two hands another time", Jones said.

Jones had only selected Cokanasiga for his fourth Test appearance after Jack Nowell was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

But it is not just their size that makes Tuilagi and Cokanasiga risky. "But when we did have the ball we caused England some problems and if we show the same heart and work-rate I think we can do well against France". I am not there to do it for entertainment.

"Lomu nearly won a World Cup for New Zealand, and he changed the way the game's played", Jones said after Cokanasiga marked his fourth cap by flinging a lavish one-handed offload in the opening play, and made a second-half try for substitute scrum-half Dan Robson.

"I took him [Cokanasiga] to Argentina [on tour in 2017] because I thought he could play in the World Cup".



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