England coach Eddie Jones says he wants “to reset the staff” after their Six Nations title defence resulted in defeat by Eire and a fifth-place end.
England’s marketing campaign included losses to Scotland and Wales and a file 121 factors conceded.
“It has been a troublesome one,” mentioned Jones of the event. “We have not been at our greatest however we completed the event quite a bit higher than we began.”
“We have to reset the staff and we’ll proceed with that course of.”
Jones believes that this summer time, when the British and Irish Lions are on account of play South Africa and England count on to take a staff that includes fringe squad members to North America, may very well be a watershed.
“We’re going via a transition interval within the staff,” he mentioned. “That is virtually a pure time for that to occur with two years earlier than the World Cup.
“These issues will occur. We have had a reasonably settled staff for the final 4 years and that is pure. However publish the Lions possibly there shall be adjustments to personnel.”
England’s efficiency was labelled ‘pedestrian’ and ‘abject’ by BBC Radio 5 Stay pundits Matt Dawson and Jamie Heaslip.
“It was like an A staff in opposition to a C staff,” mentioned former Eire quantity eight Heaslip.
“England weren’t within the recreation in any form or type for 90% of the sport,” mentioned former England captain Dawson.
Requested if he nonetheless believed he was getting via to his gamers after greater than 5 years in cost, Jones was adamant.
“Ah yeah, most undoubtedly, I do not suppose that is the difficulty. If I assumed that was the difficulty I would not be teaching the staff,” he mentioned.
1st (Grand Slam)
England have been a distant second in Dublin, with Eire operating out 32-18 winners after the groups have been stage at 3-3 after the primary quarter.
The guests couldn’t claw it again regardless of Bundee Aki’s crimson card simply after the hour.
England’s porous defence has been exacerbated by poor self-discipline. England conceded one other 14 penalties on Saturday, giving them a surprising whole of 67 throughout their 5 video games.
“It was a humorous form of recreation,” mentioned Jones. “We thought we began nicely, the primary 20 minutes was nip and tuck after which we made possibly some choices we would not have made usually and allowed Eire to get on the entrance foot.
“That is the disappointing factor, we began nicely after which, for some cause, we simply fell off and I do not know why.”
What the pundits made from England’s defeat
Former England captain Matt Dawson on BBC Radio 5 Stay: But once more we’re speaking about England’s incapacity to play the precise fashion of rugby in opposition to the opposition. They weren’t within the recreation in any manner, form or type. They weren’t on this recreation for 90% of it.
Former Eire quantity eight Jamie Heaslip on BBC Radio 5 Stay: It was not day for England. England are typically ruthless with coaches – Eddie Jones may very well be beneath stress.
England’s highs and lows since 2019 World Cup
October 2019 – Knock out defending champions New Zealand in World Cup semi-finals
November 2019 – Endure deflating 32-12 loss in opposition to South Africa in closing
February 2020 – France inflict opening-round defeat within the Six Nations
October 2020 – Clinch Six Nations title with win in Covid-delayed match in opposition to Italy
December 2020 – England carry Autumn Nations Cup after extra-time win over France
February 2021 – Scotland win at Twickenham for first time since 1983
February 2021 – Wales inflict 40-24 defeat on England in Cardiff
March 2021 – Late Maro Itoje strive provides England victory over much-fancied France