England will be at physical peak - Jones

England will be at physical peak - Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones says he is approaching this weekend's Grand Slam decider in Dublin as if it was a World Cup final.

"We've been ready to play well for a couple of weeks", Jones said after watching his side hit the ground running with a third-minute try for Jonathan Joseph and rarely look back.

It will be a big weekend in Dublin as England's Under-20s and women's team are also going for the Grand Slam but the senior side could be without Elliot Daly, who is being treated for concussion following a dump tackle by Scotland hooker Fraser Brown.

"The performance against Scotland was pretty ruthless so it was a good progression for the team, but we've only equalled New Zealand's record".

On this week's edition of The Oval Office Podcast, Lee Byrne tells us what's gone wrong with Wales and how many dragons are likely to feature for the Lions. "We have worked too hard to want to be failures".




'They showed it during the game against Australia [in November the week after loss to New Zealand] and they have a fantastic chance this week to demonstrate that from week to week and get something out of the championship. "I think Eddie and his coaching staff have pushed us massively to a goal at which everyone would have laughed at the end of the World Cup, but now it's realistic".

"We have got to be more aggressive, more emotional in the right way, more committed, as well as smart and skilful. The emotion of the situation will arise from us a great performance". The players have experienced that the year before so I'm sure they will cope with that.

What they're really waiting for now is a second straight Grand Slam. We're still Six Nations champions.

Shaun Edwards was disappointed to have been accused of a rude gesture while celebrating Wales' Six Nations win over Ireland.

Fly-half George Ford, who believes "world class" Joseph had his best game in an England shirt against Vern Cotter's outfit, echoed the sentiments of his Bath colleague, despite expecting an Ireland backlash following their defeat to Wales on Friday evening. Last year we were nervous and I expect us to be nervous this year.

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