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England stay in hunt for Six Nations title

England stay in hunt for Six Nations title

Jones said he has not forgotten the Scots revelling in last year's Calcutta Cup victory over England in Edinburgh, that included raucous party celebrations by home skipper Greig Laidlaw and an incident at a rail station in Manchester the day after the match that led to three Scots fined for public-order offences including the use of threatening abusive words and behaviour.

"So, we might have short memories sometimes but sometimes you have longer memories".

Jamie George, now seemingly established as first-choice hooker even if and when Dylan Hartley regains fitness, agreed, saying that there was a "night and day" difference to the squad a year on from the Murrayfield defeat. "We lost against Wales but how quickly we bounced back is incredible really".

"You can see the place we're in now compared to then". When you're losing the pressure comes on. We can't go down there feeling sorry for ourselves and let them take advantage of our vulnerability.

"It's critical to get the win and we'll need to produce a whole 80-minute performance".

The replacements did inject pace after the game began to meander on Saturday but, in truth, the match was done and dusted with them all still snug on the bench after little more than half an hour when Manu Tuilagi ran in his team's fourth try.

Jones has already began motivating his side for that clash by reminding his players that the Scottish "pulled our trousers down" with a win at Murrayfield in last year's Six Nations.

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Wales will be crowned champions if they end the tournament by completing a Grand Slam against Ireland in Cardiff before England kick off against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.

'They're both very good players, said Jones, who has also recalled powerhouse right wing Joe Cokanasiga.

"The bloke's a freak isn't he?"

"We will have a couple of days off, but then get into it on Monday". "He's been fantastic. He's a young talent who is only going to get better and that's a scary thought".

Italy - who were added to the old Five Nations in 2000 - are 15th in the world rankings, while Georgia, who are pushing for inclusion, are 13th. 'I think they should always consider rewarding merit, it doesn't matter what competition you're in.

'To improve it [the Six Nations], you've got to find a way of making sure you've got the six best teams in Europe always playing in it, ' Jones said. Just relaxing, enjoying each other's company and a bit of fun organised by the players in between the hard training.