EDDIE JONES warned England that today’s should-win showdown in Paris will probably be a check of their manhood.
And the Purple Rose boss ordered his aspect to be brutal towards France as they bid to keep away from the unthinkable of again-to-again defeats.
Jones stated: “Each time you play towards the French it’s a check of your manhood.
“The French are the European model of the South Africans… they’re massive and bodily. They need to harm you. We’ve got to be brutal.”
England kicked off this season’s Six Nations chasing an historic hat-trick of titles.
However their 25-thirteen defeat in Scotland a fortnight in the past means Eire might have the crown wrapped up tonight in the event that they beat the Scots and England flop in France.
That Murrayfield mauling was solely Jones’ second defeat in 26 Checks in cost.
Nevertheless it has been a torrid fortnight as England’s squad stewed for their Calcutta Cup failure and the Aussie, fifty eight, needed to endure verbal and bodily abuse from Tartan ‘followers’ on the best way again from Murrayfield by way of Manchester.
Jones added: “After a loss you’re all the time a bit bit extra emotional. That’s the best way life is.
“France is a vital recreation for us. The response and the way we play after a loss goes to be necessary.”
Eire’s recreation in Dublin will end about forty five minutes earlier than England kick off.
However Jones insists he won’t be worrying about how his rivals get on.
He stated: “I don’t even know the place Eire are enjoying. All I’ve received to fret about is my group.
“France-England might be one of many extra conventional rivalries. Since you converse a special language, you in all probability don’t really feel it’s as a lot.
“Once you play towards the Welsh and the Scottish you hear all their communication.
"With the French you don’t however having performed France with Australia, I do know if you play them at Stade de France or Marseille it’s all the time an enormous bodily recreation.
“You hear these previous tales from membership rugby that once they intentionally put the kick-off into contact it’s as a result of they need to scrum you.
“It isn’t like that now however it’s nonetheless an space that may determine how a lot power they have in their recreation.
“So we’ve received to beat them in these areas.”
France beat Italy final day trip in their first win for eleven months.
England had gained seven in a row over the identical interval earlier than all of it went horribly flawed at Murrayfield beginning with Ben Te’o insisting the historical past of rugby’s oldest worldwide fixture meant nothing.
Te’o begins at centre today with orders to seek out 20st French bulldozer Mathieu Bastareaud.
And the Kiwi-born former Rugby League star is aware of higher than to put in writing off the Anglo-French rivalry.
Te’o, 31, stated: “There’s lots of historical past to the sport. There’s a fierce rivalry and there have been loads of nice video games.
“However, at the start, we’re taking a look at the place we’re on this competitors and what this recreation means to us when it comes to making an attempt to win this competitors.”
Te’o weighs in at round 18st — however the Worcester man will nonetheless be making a gift of two stone to the Toulon Tank.
He added: “I’m an enormous man however I’m up towards a much bigger man and also you don’t see many midfielders his measurement operating round.
“Credit score to him, he’s an athlete as properly. He’s huge however he can transfer. He’s robust and has an offload.
“I’ve come up towards him earlier than and I would like one other crack at him. The one option to cease him is by fronting up bodily.
“The defeat to Scotland harm the boys rather a lot and took a little bit of time to get over.
“However we needed to flip the web page and transfer on.”
ENGLAND: Watson; Might, Te’o, Farrell (Capt), Daly; Ford, Care; Vunipola, George, Cole, Launchbury, Itoje, Lawes, Robshaw, Hughes. Reps: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Sinckler, Haskell, Simmonds, Wigglesworth, Joseph, Brown.
EDDIE JONES warned England that today’s should-win showdown in Paris shall be a check of their manhood.