Anthony Watson claimed Eddie Jones’ stress assessments in coaching helped England survive the shock of France’s early sucker punch to bounce again and win 23-20.
Winger Watson was helpless to cease French scrum half Antoine Dupont rating within the second minute and put England on the again foot – however they rallied and claimed victory with Maro Itoje’s late rating.
This week in camp in Teddington, coach Jones has put England by way of worst-case eventualities in coaching – comparable to taking place to 14 males or referee choices going towards them.
Anthony Watson has praised Eddie Jones who places England by way of eventualities in coaching
England had been shocked inside two minutes after Antoine Dupont’s early strive for France
They rallied again nevertheless and Watson scored certainly one of two tries for England in a traditional sport
And Watson, who scored on the day he gained his fiftieth England cap, mentioned such preparation and the unity of the squad saved England within the sport.
The 27-year-old defined: ‘It is testomony to the coaching we do, the place we put ourselves beneath stress. The coaches are at all times attempting to emphasize us in coaching. The leaders and their messages after that early strive saved everyone calm. The messages had been clear.
‘To bounce again from conceding early and win within the final 5 minutes reveals how shut this group is and the way a lot we’re prepared to struggle for one another. We should push on from right here.’
England misplaced 40-24 in Cardiff a fortnight in the past when their self-discipline went to pot and one other defeat seemed on the playing cards till Itoje’s late intervention on Saturday – however Watson insisted his facet by no means gave up hope.
He mentioned: ‘100 per cent we believed. The belief amongst all of the boys could be very sturdy and we caught to our sport plan, we caught to what we all know we’re good at. Maro near the road is just about unimaginable to cease.
‘Our religion by no means wavered throughout that final 5 minutes. We felt like we had them beneath the pump and had been capable of capitalise on it.
Watson and England had been compelled to dig deep as they needed to come from behind twice to win
‘We wished to bounce again after Wales and we have executed that. However whereas this was an amazing win and we are going to take rather a lot from it, it doesn’t suggest something except you again it up subsequent weekend towards Eire. We’ll take the positives and put them into Eire.’
Jones added: ‘France are described as the most effective staff on the planet. We mentioned earlier than the sport we will probably be racing them to the following World Cup and will probably be race between the 2 of us. However we acquired begin right now.
‘We’re nonetheless nowhere close to our greatest, that’s thrilling and the gamers really feel that. We’re trying ahead to elevating the stakes once more towards Eire subsequent week.’