'Honeymoon period' over for England boss Jones, says Woodward


"We know how hard it's going to be with England", said Sexton, who was adamant that those who were vanquished on the fields of Edinburgh and Paris will have the same motivation that helped Ireland deny the Red Rose on those famous occasions.

In the lead up to the match on Saturday, there was a lot of nay-sayers saying nay, that Scotland definitely had a chance to come out on top.

"It's going to be a big game for us now", said Ireland captain Rory Best.

Ireland next face England at Twickenham on Saturday, March 17 (local time), where a St Patrick's Day victory would add this group of players to the Grand Slam-winners of 1948 and 2009.

"We have to find ways to cope with it, simple as that". That's how I feel and that's how I see it.

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Italy will equal that unwanted record if they are beaten by Scotland in Rome on Saturday. But we achieved what we wanted to do and we have our destiny in our own hands next week.

"We will be more focused on showing pride".

EDDIE Jones concedes the breakdown deficiencies exposed during the demise of England's Six Nations title defence could persist until the World Cup.

Although the Red Rose have injury worries of their own and a struggling back-row Schmidt will need the likes of Conor Murray, Jonny Sexton and Furlong firing in a bid to win in the English capital.

Woodward, a free-running and try-scoring England centre in his playing days, was among those concerned by the lack of attacking threat - an issue for a team with ambitions of winning next year's World Cup in Japan - and, in particular, the form of fly-half George Ford.

While a Grand Slam is the only thing that will matter this week, and a Championship will be little consolation in the short term should they fail, the achievement of another title should not be overlooked.

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"For us, it's about dragging those young lads along", added Sexton. "It's freaky [also], because we won it watching a game over which we didn't have any control over".

Ireland got the job done today with a four-try display in front of another sell-out home crowd. "So you've got to take that in equal doses". "When you put yourselves in position to win effectively everything in this Six Nations, it becomes massive".

"But, as I know, it doesn't work out like that". "We were beaten at the breakdown, we gave away too many penalties, and when we had the momentum we didn't score, whereas they did".

Jones, reportedly earning £750,000-a-year, reined back from criticising the Premiership, where tries are often easy to come by.

England surrendered the crown they have held for the past two years with a second successive defeat, a fortnight after falling to Scotland. We got a lot of good opportunities which we weren't able to finish, but there's lots to be happy with.

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England coach Eddie Jones has named Don Armand in a 32-man squad to begin preparations for their final Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.