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Eddie Jones insists he is unfazed by England’s struggles

8:02 pm, 25th June 2018

Jones returned to London on Monday accompanied by his squad following the tour and is set to meet up with Rugby Football Union chief executive Steve Brown to discuss plans for the team moving forward.

Assurances that he will continue as head coach have already been given by the RFU in the belief he remains the right man to lead England into Japan 2019.

There had been doubt surrounding Jones’ future as coach after the run of five Test defeats that came to an end at Newlands on Saturday, but the 58-year-old’s ambition remains clear.

“We want to win every Test. We want to win the World Cup and sometimes you do things that might not necessarily mean you are at your best for that Test match,” Jones said.

“I’d like to win every game and I’d like to be the best team ever, but we’ll settle at where we are at.

“I’m enjoying what we are going through. It is just a natural part of a team development.”

Jones’ mantra throughout the tour has been that England are a team in transition. Promising youngsters Tom Curry and Kyle Sinckler were brought in to replace veteran operators such as James Haskell, Dan Cole and Dylan Hartley.

Across each Test in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, however, the Springboks fielded teams with fewer caps.

“You start as (South Africa coach) Rassie Erasmus as has done,” Jones added.

“You get some easy games and you improve and then you have got to renew the team.

“Sometimes that renewal is difficult because you have to bring in some new players and maybe some of the older players are not performing where they should be and so you’ve got a bit of a gap in the team.”

The 25-10 victory in Cape Town has provided some breathing space heading into an autumn schedule comprising of fixtures against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.