England’s tactics the key

TWICKENHAM. — England rugby coach Eddie Jones said his side needed to demonstrate greater tactical awareness if they were to mark the Australian’s first season in charge with a Six Nations Grand Slam.

Jones saw the team maintain his perfect record as England boss with a 25-21 win over Wales at Twickenham on Saturday — their fourth victory in as many games under the former Australia and Japan coach. For the best part of an hour, England were in complete command against Wales thanks to Anthony Watson’s converted try and a flawless seven out of seven goal-kicks from Owen Farrell. But at 25-7 up, they saw prop Dan Cole sin-binned and Wales then scored two converted tries inside the final seven minutes through George North and Taulupe Faletau.

However, England clung on to keep their Slam bid alive. England, who last won the Six Nations in 2011, will be crowned champions with a round to spare if Scotland beat France at Murrayfield on Sunday. — AFP.

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