Jones: Hard work ahead for England
Eddie Jones insists England’s rugby team still have a long way to go before they can challenge New Zealand and be considered the best in the world.
Since Jones was handed the role of head coach, England have won nine straight games, claiming a Grand Slam and securing a historic 3-0 whitewash in Australia.
Next up for England are autumn Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. And Jones is seeking vast improvements in all areas from his squad.
“We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of us,” Jones told the BBC.
“We have serious deficiencies in our consistency, but that will come with time and with more detailed practice. The All Blacks beat Wales by a big score, which just shows their incredible relentlessness.
“We don’t have that yet but that’s where we are aiming to go.”
While asking his players improve, Jones is also looking to sharpen his coaching skills by spending time with the Orica GreenEDGE team at next month’s Tour de France.
“I’m keen to have a look at what they do because I’ve got to get better,” added Jones. “If the team’s not consistent, then our coaching’s not good enough. You can never take your foot off the pedal.”