Jones turns focus on Australian scrum

Date published: November 26 2016

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England boss Eddie Jones set his sights on a fourth win over Australia this year after his side came through a real test against Argentina.

Elliot Daly's red card for a tackle in the air on Leonardo Senatore left England a man down for 76 minutes of the contest but they pulled through, racking up a 12th win of the year under Eddie Jones.

England completed a 3-0 series win over Australia earlier in the year and Jones insinuated that there was a score to settle next weekend at Twickenham.

"We are looking forward to Australia next week which is going to be a bit of fun, the Australian media last June was very disrespectful to us," Jones said.

"I am sure that they are going to be at that again, so we have got to be prepared for that and I am very keen to have a chat to the referee about the Australian scrummaging.

"They have got some issues with the way that they scrum so we need to have a meeting with the referee and we will invite the Australian coaching staff to come along.

"We will submit an agenda and make that everything is above board. They were penalised four times in a row against France so they have got some technical issues.

"I am not going to sort them out for them. The best win is to come, Australia will be the best win. He made a judgement error we all make them, these things happen just get on with it."

One injury concern for England was number eight Billy Vunipola, who went off before half-time on a cart after appearing to injure his knee during England's try-line defensive stand late on in the first half.

"He’s in a bit of pain and we’ll wait and see. He will have some medical examinations."

Finishing the year unbeaten through 13 Tests would be some achievement following their disastrous Rugby World Cup in 2015 but Jones reiterated that the focus was more on defeating the Wallabies for a fourth time this year.

"All we want to do is beat Australia next week, that’s all we want to do. And next year. And the year after," Jones stated.

"We’re not concerned about records; we’re concerned about playing good rugby. We had 81,000 people out there today and I’m sure those 81,000 people were thrilled with the game. They saw everything.

"We want to play good rugby to entertain those fans. English rugby is all in this together – we work with the fans, we work with the clubs to produce the sort of rugby we did today."

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