Six Nations: Victorious Eddie Jones fully aware of Ireland's threat

Six Nations: Victorious Eddie Jones fully aware of Ireland's threat

England put a lid on celebrating a second straight Six Nations rugby title, according to coach Eddie Jones.

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"Last year we were nervous and I expect us to be nervous this year", he said.

"It's a big occasion next week".

"When you win the Six Nations and the Grand Slam like we did, in the next Six Nations the other teams will be more prepared for you and they will come after you more".

'To bounce back from [losing to Wales] is hard but I know this group of players are incredibly good to work with, are incredibly resilient and they have demonstrated that before.

"Every year winning is hard". There's failure on one side or you can kick on and get better and hit those lofty heights.

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.

Former England worldwide Clive Woodward claimed that only a Grand Slam win would stop this season being a "failure", a notion Jones has rubbished.

Although Ireland's title hopes are now over, Joe Schmidt's men are the side that can prevent England from making history at the Aviva Stadium on St Patrick's weekend.

Unfortunately for the visitors, everything was clicking for Eddie Jones' side and they started with a ferocious pace that never let up.

"I am sure they will have a plan for us - but we back ourselves".

England are monitoring the fitness of winger Elliot Daly ahead of final game of the campaign. He was tip-tackled early on by Scotland hooker Fraser Brown, who was cited and faces a hearing on Tuesday.

"It is the day after St Patrick's Day, it is going to be very, very emotional, so we are going to have to turn up with the right mindset to try to negate everything that they are going to bring. Our training work has been very good and we will need to focus this week".

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