‘Eddie has improved our decision making’ – Haskell

Date published: June 12 2016

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England flanker James Haskell praised the influence of Eddie Jones on the squad’s decision making following the 39-28 win over Australia in Brisbane.

Haskell made 18 tackles and won three turnovers during the win against the Wallabies and the 31 year-old credited Jones for his blistering form.

This was the Six Nations champions first ever victory in Brisbane over the Wallabies.

The 31-year-old Haskell, who has played 69 Tests for England since making his debut in 2007, shows no signs of slowing down.

“He keeps looking after me really, he brings me my green shakes every day to make sure that I’m still surviving,” Haskell the official RFU website

“He calls me an old bloke every day and the thing with Eddie is he inspires you to want to play for him.

“Eddie has worked really closely with the boys on their decision making, going through scenarios and trying things that may or may not happen.

“Now there’re 15 leaders on the pitch making really good decisions and tonight it came off.”

England are yet to lose a game under Jones and they are now just one Test match away from recording an historic first series win in Australia.

“We have a really good atmosphere where we really enjoy ourselves off the field but work hard on the field,” added Haskell.

“He reminds me every day that my finger tips are clinging on and every time I get to put on the white shirt it’s a great honour.”

Fly-half Owen Farrell scored 24 points and it was just the post in the first half that denied him a perfect game off the tee.

“It feels brilliant. We had a plan and stuck to it all game,” Farrell said.

“I thought the boys were outstanding, this is a good Australia team and we’ve done something no England team has done before, winning here at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

“It’s special, we’ll celebrate this tonight and enjoy the win but come tomorrow it’s onto next week.”

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