England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

Doesn't mean Eddie Jones won't still be desperate for victory in the oldest worldwide rugby match of them all.

"It's a great achievement but I know for him the most important thing is to win on Saturday", said Jones, who famously threw a bag of candies at Youngs when he first took over, saying he was too heavy. It allowed them to get their unsafe runners into the game with space to run.

England and Scotland played to an incredible 38-38 draw at Twickenham on Saturday. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.

"Those records aren't in our minds at all", Scotland flanker Magnus Bradbury said.

There were questions hanging over whether England would take their foot off the gas given Wales secured the Championship and Grand Slam by beating Ireland earlier in the day.

And it was slick passing and clever lines that opened England up in the 48th minute, the backs interchanging wonderfully until Graham jinked his way over in the left corner. England's players say they will not be watching Wales-Ireland on TV.

Cokanasiga was a standout performer on his full tournament debut as England overpowered Italy, but the Bath wing does not even make the bench on this occasion as Jack Nowell returns.

England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

Fiji-born winger Joe Cokanasiga was compared to All Blacks great Jonah Lomu by former England coach Sir Clive Woodward in response to a bulldozing man-of-the-match display against the Azzurri.

There was one last twist in the tale of this classic, though, and Ford stormed under the posts from England's final attack to at least partially spare Eddie Jones' blushes, though Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup. 'We've got a good plan in place for him, ' said the head coach. "He'll be ready by the World Cup".

"I want him to play 100 Tests, I don't want him to just play 10 Tests". Sometimes you push young guys forward and sometimes you've got to pull them back.

"He's going to feature very strongly in our plans for the future but we just feel this week that Jack Nowell is our best player in that position, and we feel Ben Te'o can do some good work for us off the bench, so Joe becomes our 24th man".

At the other end of the scale, Ben Youngs will win his 85th cap, taking him ahead of Danny Care as England's most-capped scrumhalf.

The Scots, whose only won has been against Italy in the opening round, made six changes in personnel after losing to Wales 18-11 last weekend.

Graham then scored his second try, in the 57th minute, after a long pass from Finn Russell had found Sean Matfield, to reduce the deficit to seven points.

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