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Eddie Jones admitted his side 'got out of jail' in their 38-38 draw with Scotland

Eddie Jones admitted his side'got out of jail in their 38-38 draw with Scotland

Billy Vunipola and Brad Shields were among the stars in action, with defence coach John Mitchell leading the session. And it must be said that their familiar failings returned.

If Ireland secure a bonus-point victory over Wales and England fail to score four tries in a win over Scotland, the two teams would be level on points at the top of the Six Nations table. Judging by the four tries scored by Scotland in the third quarter here, it remains a problem - and it is with their "psyche", according to Eddie Jones.

"We had to put them under pressure". We got seduced by the scoreboard. I don't need to reveal my selection plans for the future but I do know he'll be ready for the World Cup. Because, for all that England, in the end, avoided the ultimate embarrassment, Jones will be spitting blood.

"I feel Owen Farrell's job spec is so big that the full captaincy on his own is a massive ask", former England fly-half Grayson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Jones did say he was happy such a collapse happened now and not during the World Cup
Jones did say he was happy such a collapse happened now and not during the World Cup

Farrell had just been penalised for a shoulder barge, was lucky to avoid a yellow card and had lost his composure in his dealings with the referee, Paul Williams. "There's no physical difference out there at all", Jones said of his side's final competitive game before the World Cup begins in Japan in September. "But It's a good way to finish with the Calcutta Cup back in Scotland". However brilliant they look when they are good, when they are off it they can look like the wheels are falling off. We played good Scottish rugby the second half. And you want these sorts of lessons before you go to the World Cup.

They did beat England in Edinburgh past year when they outmuscled Jones's team at the ruck and the Australian said he expected a different scenario on Saturday after overseeing a massive improvement in that area, and in their discipline. Manu Tuilagi was seen at Pennyhill Park but did not train with the forwards. He was majestic in attack, fizzing long passes, setting up Jack Nowell for the opening try, flicking offloads inside and, with Daly, carving Scotland open. We had to be better with our kick-chase if we were kicking, and make sure we weren't drawing their back three into open space, which is what happened in the first half. There is no need for needle if Scotland's bubble has already burst but after the break England simply stopped playing and, boy, did Gregor Townsend's side start by throwing caution to the howling wind.

But the Scots came out for the second half with a point to prove, and boy did they do it.

Scotland: Sean Maitland, Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Byron McGuigan, Finn Russell, Ali Price; Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Ben Toolis, Willem Nel, Stuart McInally (captain), Allan Dell.

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