Eddie Jones said England are scarred by their 2015 Rugby World Cup show after their second‑half defeat against Scotland. Jones claims he can fix England’s psychological glitches in time for the Rugby World Cup this year and believes his side are capable of winning the tournament. Now you can book your Rugby World Cup Tickets to support your players and favorite team.
In contradiction of Scotland, England threw away a 31-0 lead conceding 38 one-sided points. However, with Jones taking the unfamiliar step of moving off his captain, Owen Farrell, George Ford’s last-gasp try saved a draw. It tracked recent patterns of England letting leads slip, to the grand slam champs Wales last month and to South Africa the last midsummer.
Jones believes having more access to his players in the buildup to the World Cup. The squad will convene in June and be together for 3 months before the tournament starts, will enable him to cure what he perceives as England’s inability to perform under pressure. England also plans to count on the help of a professional and Pippa Grange, the psychologist credited with helping the national football team.
Jones said, “The team has the problem since the 2015 Rugby World Cup and we have been working on a process to fix it and we will get it right. When you have a tough competition or difficult games, there’s always a lingering thought process there. When you get under pressure and you can’t work out a way to get back to what you want to do. I have got 1 person that’s going to help us that’s a bit of an expert.”
England finished 2nd in the Six Nations however scored 24 tries from their 5 competitions, ten more than their close opponents Ireland and Scotland.
Eddie Jones said. “We can play with power and precision, we can score a number of different ways and apart from the second half our defense has been quite imposing”
“Our set-piece and breakdown are pretty sound so that gives you a pretty good set of weapons to take into the World Cup. If we can get some reliability in the way we think on the field and that hardiness and discipline about doing the right thing, we’ve got a team capable of winning the World Cup.”
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