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Jones dishes out warning to England

10th March 2019, 14:36 by Daniel McCarthy

England coach Eddie Jones says his team must be wary of Scotland when they meet next week in their final Six Nations match.

The Red Rose still have an outside chance of winning the tournament after their routine 57-14 against bottom side Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

However, it is Wales who are looking the most likely victors, beating Scotland 18-11 to ensure any kind of victory against Ireland next week would mean a grand slam triumph.

England are favourites to at least end their campaign with a win over Gregor Townsend’s side but will have memories of being beaten by them at Murrayfield last year.

And Jones says England cannot be complacent, insisting the Scots will relish the game against England, desperately trying to stop the Red Rose from having any chance of claiming Six Nations glory.

"This is their game. This is the one game they get themselves up for," said Jones.

"They pulled our pants down badly last year so we have work to do to make sure we finish the game with our pants up.

"We saw how they carried on last year after they beat us," he continued. "So, we might have short memories sometimes, but sometimes you have longer memories.

"We'll rip into training and be at our absolute best next week, because we're going to have to be to beat Scotland."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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