‘England can win series 3-0’ – Lynagh

Date published: April 26 2016

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Former Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh believes a new-look England can win the upcoming June international series against Australia 3-0.

Despite a poor World Cup campaign under ex-head coach Stuart Lancaster, England bounced back in 2016 with a Six Nations Grand Slam.

And the now pundit is wary of them under new boss Eddie Jones and feels they will arrive in Australia looking to claim a shock whitewash.

"Eddie's going down there to win the series 3-0 and why not? It's realistic. It's a good squad," Lynagh told BBC Sport ahead of the Tests.

"The only thing is, it's the end of the season and a lot of the England players will be involved in Premiership and European finals.

"It's going to be a fascinating series."

Lynagh added that he thinks Jones has instilled a new mindset in the England squad that is paying off.

"He's come in and said 'we are going to be arrogant, we have to be like that to win'," he said.

"I think Eddie looks at the culture of English rugby and there is a perception that arrogance is part of it – so he's said we'll go and do that.

"He's not trying to 'Australianise' England. It would be wrong to do that, you have to come in and work on what culturally works within the country."

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