Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones out to Stop 'Grenades Going Off'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones out to Stop 'Grenades Going Off'

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EDDIE JONES believes England are suffering from a fault line exposed during the 2015 World Cup as he plans to recruit outside help to work on reshaping his players' minds.

Mirroring the collapse in Cardiff earlier in the Guinness Six Nations, England fell apart in the second half against Scotland as a 31-0 lead was squandered with only a converted injury-time try by George Ford salvaging a 38-38 draw.

It continues a theme that initially developed on last summer's tour to South Africa when strong positions were conceded in the first two Tests.

Jones insists the flaw evident on Saturday was a result of England's traumatic group from their own World Cup four years ago, but is adamant it will be rectified in time for Japan 2019.

"It's about how the team thinks under pressure. It's like we have some hand grenades in the back of a jeep and sometimes they go off when there's a lot of pressure. …

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