• Head coach wants to show how much England have improved
• Jones: ‘I have never found their stadium to be a fortress’
Eddie Jones wasted no time lighting a fuse under England’s potential Six Nations grand-slam decider against Wales on Saturday week after crushing France. Jones pointedly challenged comments made by Warren Gatland last year that England and Wales were “poles apart” and turned up the pressure on the New Zealander by claiming his team were “the greatest Welsh side ever”.
Jones’s side moved top of the Six Nations table on Sunday with a 44-8 victory over France – Jonny May’s first-half hat-trick guiding England to their biggest win over France since 1911. Thanks to Wales’s lacklustre win on Saturday over Italy – their record-equalling 11th in a row – only they and England remain in the hunt for the grand slam, adding further spice to their Cardiff fixture.