Eddie Jones vows to fight for job despite leading England to joint-worst Six Nations finish

EDDIE JONES vowed to fight for his England job after equalling their worst ever Six Nations finish.

But the Aussie head coach admitted that if he felt he had lost the dressing room then he WOULD quit.

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Eddie Jones has vowed to fight for his job despite England equalling their worst ever Six Nations finish[/caption]

Jones faces a grilling at Twickenham after his side collapsed in Ireland at the end of a humiliating title defence that saw them claim a record for penalties conceded.

When asked if his coaching methods were still working, shell-shocked Jones said: “I don’t think that’s the issue.

“If I thought that was the issue I wouldn’t be coaching the team.

“Look we need to assess where we are going. As I’ve said all along, we are going through a transition period in the team.

“This is almost a natural time for that to happen with two years before the World Cup. Those things will happen.”

Jones has also created deep rifts between the public and his team.

The Aussie boss has been angry at criticism labelled at his flops, but insisted that he hadn’t lost faith with the fanbase.

Looking for answers, he said: “I don’t think that’s the case mate. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t know mate. I can’t comment.”

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England finished fifth with just two wins against Italy and France[/caption]

Awful England conceded first in every Championship game this year.

And they did so again in Dublin against an Ireland side who finished with 13 men after Bundee Aki’s red card and Conor Murray’s late yellow.

But Jones said: “We thought we started well.

“A couple of things went well and we allowed that to get to us and dropped our intensity off.

“Ireland took advantage of that, and established a winning lead.

“Again, tribute to my team. They are honest, they work hard, they came back in the game and fought hard when things were difficult.

“Congrats to Ireland they were too good for us.

“We thought they would come pretty hard at us through the front door mate, given the previous results between the teams.

“We knew they wanted to settle the physical stakes particularly so we thought they would come hard, they would kick a lot, which they did.

“They did it very well, mate. We started the game well, knew what we had to do.

“It was a different sort of game to the French game, which had a lot of ball movement, a lot of space.

“This was always going to be one of those tight and attritional games at Aviva stadium.

“We started the game well then let a few things disappoint us in the game, and we got away from that and allowed Ireland to get on the front foot.”

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