England boss Eddie Jones fires warning to rivals by insisting 'we're only just starting' after Scotland thrashing

Head coach Eddie Jones fired a warning to the rest of the world after England retained their RBS 6 Nations title in emphatic fashion.

A hat-trick from Jonathan Joseph spearheaded a 61-21 rout of Scotland at Twickenham as England registered a record-equalling 18th successive Test victory, and Jones said they are only going to get better.

“I’ve got to give credit to the players. They’ve worked hard and learned new ways and when you’re a professional player it’s always hard to learn new things and they’ve been very open-minded,” Jones told ITV.

“The exciting thing for us is that we’re only just starting. We’re one year into a four-year project and we’re going to get better and better.”

Jones believes an exciting period of English rugby is ahead
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Jones looks on ahead of kick-off
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Jonathan Joseph goes over for his side’s first try
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After a blip against Italy, where England were outfoxed by the Azzurri’s tactics but were still victorious, the Red Rose were impressive against Scotland, with Anthony Watson, Billy Vunipola and Danny Care (two) also crossing the whitewash, with Owen Farrell kicking 26 points.

“We started well and generally our intensity in the game was pretty good and it was the sort of performance we needed to have today because Scotland were a confident team and came down here with high expectations and we needed to play well,” Jones said.

Joseph goes over for his second try
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The teams clash after Nathan Hughes puts in a late tackle on Tommy Seymour
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“We’ve been ready to play well for a couple of weeks. I think we played well against Wales and dropped off in the middle of the game. In Italy we were ready to play a good game of rugby but as you know we didn’t play rugby.

“Today we got a chance to play rugby and I was really pleased with their efforts. Next week is about the grand slam and we are going to focus very closely on that.”

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