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Eddie Jones predicts two referees will eventually be used in rugby union

Eddie Jones predicts two referees will eventually be used in rugby union

Heaping pressure on the New Zealand lineout and playmakers such as Beauden Barrett certainly played a part in the Lions' 1-1 series draw in the summer of 2017 and Jones believes his team can go one better.

He goes on to say something must be done to clear up the tackle area ahead of the Six Nations and Rugby World Cup before they end up being "tarnished".

"Why has it got to be the most important game?"

Steve Hansen has said that he speaks to Eddie Jones every other week as the two rival coaches prepare for the All Blacks' game against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

"He's had some success against New Zealand in the past, but hopefully he doesn't get any on Saturday".

However, South Africa kept them pinned in their own half for much of the opening 40 and led through Sibusiso Nkosi's try in the corner less than ten minutes before the break. We don't play like the Springboks so it's hard to replicate things the Springboks did. If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked.

"If it's not, then don't do it", he added in reference to the hit Farrell executed on Springbok replacement, Andre Esterhuizen.




Two Farrell penalties kept England in touch before a long-range Elliot Daly kick gave Jones' men the lead.

However, the former Australia and Japan coach was concerned by yet another match where England conceded a raft of penalties, with lock Maro Itoje sin-binned in the first half.

Eddie Jones has a game against New Zealand to look forward to next.

England will be relieved to have available a player described by Eddie Jones as the team's "spiritual leader", but the incident has polarised opinion as the sport continues to tie itself in knots over its crackdown on risky tackles.

Owen Farrell nailed a superb late penalty as England edged out South Africa 12-11 in a thrilling Test match at Twickenham.

The Autumn Internationals citing commissioner had until 5pm local Sunday to cite Farrell and World Rugby confirmed on Sunday evening that no citations had been issued from the weekend's Tests.