OF ‘WOLF’

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or that of any­one else in his Eng­land squad.

“It’s a bit like Red Rid­ing Hood and the wolf when the wolf comes dressed up as the grand­mother,” Jones said at Eng­land’s Bagshot train­ing base, south­west of Lon­don, on Mon­day.

“You al­ways have to be care­ful when All Black coaches com­pli­ment you, you al­ways have to be care­ful.”

Eng­land pro­duced their best rugby of the Six Na­tions against Scot­land, scor­ing seven tries with cen­tre Jonathan Joseph crown­ing some im­pres­sively slick moves with a hat-trick as Scot­land’s de­fence was shred­ded time af­ter time.

But Jones said Eng­land had needed a “cleans­ing meet­ing” when they spent a few days train­ing in Ox­ford to help them re­dis­cover top form af­ter they failed to hit the heights ear­lier in the tour­na­ment.

“We had a bit of a cleans­ing meet­ing when we were in camp in Ox­ford,” Jones said. “Not that we felt we weren’t do­ing what we needed to do, but we just felt we needed to re­set our minds a lit­tle bit.

“It was about ac­cept­ing that we’ve been suc­cess­ful,” the for­mer Aus­tralia and Ja­pan coach added. AFP

It’s a bit like Red Rid­ing Hood and the wolf when the wolf comes dressed up as the grand­mother.” ED­DIE JONES

Eng­land coach

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