Form England can make Wales pay for past slights, says Jones

Rex Christensen
February 13, 2019

He'll never admit to changing but it's clear for all to see.

"You question if you kept the same team and had a real convincing win in terms of finishing off those opportunities we created, maybe the other question would be why didn't you use more of the squad when you had the chance to?"

"When we get back together on Wednesday we'll start the process of how we can get better again". We shouldn't forget, though, that Ben Te'o would have nearly certainly been selected in Dublin if he had have been fully fit so there's been a bit of luck involved too in stumbling across certain combinations.

Mako Vunipola's stat-stuffing in Dublin took the plaudits last weekend, meaning Mark Wilson's absurd contributions were put somewhat in the shade.

The All Blacks moved that tactic up a notch using Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett as twin threats either side of the ruck in Europe on the end of year campaign while England have gone to new levels in the Six Nations. "Tonight is a lesson, but still, it hurts a lot compared to last week".

Lawes' eye-catching stop of Mathieu Bastareaud certainly shook up the crowd but he also made a tackle break on a carry, only Kyle Sinckler with two managed more for England.

Mitchell and Wisemantel both deserve a lot of credit.

And Ball, who started alongside Alun Wyn Jones in Wales' second row that day, added: "To lose a game like that was gutting from a personal point of view, and I know the boys won't want to feel like that again".

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Owen Farrell being the captain on his own and being responsible for steering the ship in his own way has helped enormously as well.

It will do little to appease French fans though, who booed head coach Brunel when his face appeared on the screens at Twickenham.

"We're gutted for Taulupe, but this is the best course of action for him moving forwards as a player", Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder said.

England backed up their superb victory in Ireland with a 44-8 defeat of Les Bleus at Twickenham.

"We came out and definitely played some good rugby at times".

"Today we have not made our intensity and we need to work hard to come back for Scotland in the next game", Guirado said.

Farrell, relentlessly, but also Slade, May, Elliot Daly, Ben Youngs and even Chris Ashton continually forced France to turn and scramble while under constant pressure and the visitors had no answers.

After trading penalties, England took control. If you carry on doing the same things, you'll carry on getting the same results.

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