Robbie Deans warns Eddie Jones England will find it ‘difficult’ to win series against Australia

Former Australia manager Robbie Deans warns Eddie Jones that England will find it “difficult” to win the three-Test series this summer as the Wallabies “won’t turn around” as the Red Roses manager points out to return to the path of triumph after the poor Six Nations.

  • England won just two games in the Six Nations for the second time in a row
  • However, Eddie Jones has been given backing until next year’s World Cup in France.
  • England travel Down Under to take on Australia in a three-Test series in July
  • And former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans had a few words of warning for Jones.

Eddie Jones has been warned that he must think outside the box and do something completely unexpected if his England team are to beat a reinvigorated Australia in their three-Test series in July.

Head coach Jones is under pressure as he prepares to head to his homeland after a poor Six Nations in which England won just two games for the second championship in a row.

Nonetheless, the 62-year-old has received the backing of his Rugby Football Union bosses to lead the Red Rose to next year’s World Cup.

The tournament in France will be his last hurray as boss.

Eddie Jones has been warned to think outside the box if his England team are to beat a reinvigorated Australia in their three-Test series in July.

Eddie Jones has been warned to think outside the box if his England team are to beat a reinvigorated Australia in their three-Test series in July.

Ex-Australia manager Deans insists the Wallabies won't turn away for England

Jones has never lost to Australia since taking charge of England with the Red Rose winning the last eight games between the teams.

Former Australia manager Robbie Deans (left) insists the Wallabies will not turn away for England

With just over a year to go until rugby’s world masterpiece, Jones knows that England must show tangible signs that they are on the right track for France with the Wallabies their next opponents.

Asked if Jones has the necessary tricks up his sleeve to beat Australia in their own backyard, Wallaby’s former head coach Robbie Deans had a clear message for the England manager.

“I hope so, he’s going to need them,” Deans said. “I think beating Australia in Australia is going to be tough. The French failed last year.

‘You could say it was because they came up with their second or even third combination, but it was still a good combination. This Australian team is raising its ambitions.

“They’re getting better around the contact area and they’re not going to roll over.”

Former Wallabies head coach Deans had a clear message for the England boss (right)

Former Wallabies head coach Deans had a clear message for the England boss (right)

New Zealander Deans spent six years as Australia’s head coach between 2007 and 2013 and left after the Wallabies were beaten 2-1 in their test series with the British & Irish Lions.

Since then he has been in charge of the Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights, who beat Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 on Sunday to claim the Japan Rugby League One title.

Jones has played a long-standing consulting role at Suntory, drawing criticism from those who think he should focus solely on his £800,000-a-year role with England.

“There has to be some form of understanding and cohesiveness and that builds over time, and to be fair, that’s going to be Eddie’s biggest challenge,” Deans said.

England beat the Australians 40-16 in the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals in Japan

England beat the Australians 40-16 in the 2019 World Cup quarter-finals in Japan

“He has so many players to choose from and so many players that are at different points of difference that deciding who he wants to start and who he puts in the mix is ​​going to be his biggest challenge.”

Jones has never lost to Australia since taking charge of England with the Red Rose winning the last eight games between the teams.

That streak included a 40-16 thrashing in the 2019 World Cup quarterfinals and a famous 3-0 series of wins in the southern hemisphere in 2016.

But Australia’s class of 2022 will provide a stern test for Jones’ ‘new England’ with its Super Rugby teams showing signs of promise and key players found abroad now available again.

Marika Koroibete, whom Deans coaches at the Wild Knights, as well as Samu Kerevi and Quade Cooper, are likely to be in Dave Rennie’s Australian team to face England.

‘You can only take so much punishment, particularly a proud sporting nation like Australia. They were always going to respond,” Deans said.

“They have exposed a lot of young players to Super Rugby. No Australian athlete is going to stay down for long. They are on the slope. They will be a challenge for England, there is no doubt about that.

“Eddie will look at him and expect to win, but it won’t be easy.”

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