Eddie Jones insists he does not fear the sack – even if South Africa whitewash England

EDDIE JONES does not fear the sack — even if England are whitewashed by South Africa.

The RFU hierarchy rejected a chance to publicly back the Red Rose boss after the team went 2-0 down in this three-match series and slipped to No 6 in the world rankings.

 Eddie Jones says he does not stress about his job security - only the standard of his coaching

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Eddie Jones says he does not stress about his job security – only the standard of his coaching

Losing six in a row is the worst run since Andy Robinson’s England crashed to seven defeats in 2006 — costing him his job.

Ahead of the Cape Town Test, defiant Jones said: “I don’t need to worry about my job. All I need to worry about is coaching better.

“I woke up, looked at Table Mountain and thought, ‘It’s a nice place — particularly when you’re on top, not so much when you’re looking from the bottom’. So we need to get back on top.”

Jones feels he is still the right man to take England forward to next year’s World Cup in Japan.

 Red Rose prop Joe Marler jokes with coach Eddie Jones but England need to win the Third Test to avoid a whitewash in South Africa

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Red Rose prop Joe Marler jokes with coach Eddie Jones but England need to win the Third Test to avoid a whitewash in South Africa
 Eddie Jones and skipper Owen Farrell face the press after losing the first two Tests to South Africa

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Eddie Jones and skipper Owen Farrell face the press after losing the first two Tests to South Africa

And Twickenham chiefs will most likely give him until the autumn to turn it around.

But it gets no easier — with games against the Springboks, New Zealand, Japan and Australia to come in November.

Today’s clash has an added emotional element as it is set to be the final Test held at the 52,000-seater Newlands Stadium.

The ground has been home to the Western Province Rugby Union since 1888, but Cape Town Stadium — built for the 2010 football World Cup — is expected to be the Springboks’ new HQ.

Newlands is also the home of Super Rugby side Stormers — who Aussie Jones managed for EIGHT DAYS before England came calling.

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He added: “It’s one of the great rugby grounds in the world.

“To have the privilege — if it’s true — to play the last Test there is something we’re all honoured to be part of.”

 Eddie Jones smiles as he watches Owen Farrell in training at Durban

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Eddie Jones smiles as he watches Owen Farrell in training at Durban
 Eddie Jones is trying to look forward rather than back after six straight defeats

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Eddie Jones is trying to look forward rather than back after six straight defeats

EDDIE JONES does not fear the sack — even if England are whitewashed by South Africa.