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Jones makes his mark with England

Paul Hayward 11:30 AM   Gritty victory against Scotland in Edinburgh displayed a winning mentality that was often often lacking under predecessor Stuart Lancaster.

Eddie Jones era off to winning start

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 06:  Eddie Jones the head coach of England speaks with Dylan Hartley of England following ...

Mitch Phillips 6:40 AM   ​England got the Eddie Jones era off to a victorious start on Saturday as tries by George Kruis and Jack Nowell earned them a 15-9 victory over Scotland in a nervy Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.

England skipper determined not to muck up

All smiles: England's new captain Dylan Hartley.

Mick Cleary   Eddie Jones' skipper has been charged with bringing more edge to England's play and more discipline to his own game, goals that he is hell-bent on achieving.

Ashton's 10-week ban appeal rejected

Disappointed: Chris Ashton.

Chris Ashton says he is "incredibly disappointed" after an independent appeal committee decided not to allow an appeal against a 10-week suspension, putting him on the sidelines until late March.

Eddie Jones offers to help Stormers

Offering assistance: Eddie Jones.

New England coach Eddie Jones has offered to help out his old club, the Stormers, just days from the start of the Six Nations Championship.

No quick fix under Jones: Wilkinson

Plenty of work ahead: Eddie Jones.

​Jonny Wilkinson insists England cannot expect a quick-fix under new head coach Eddie Jones.

Jones bullish ahead of England debut

"Arrogance is only bad when you lose": Eddie Jones.

Mick Cleary   Eddie Jones, in a radical break from English rugby's measured and diplomatic recent past, admitted that he would do whatever it takes to help England win.

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'On the field he's got to be Tarzan': Jones

England's new hope: Eddie Jones and Dylan Hartley.

Eddie Jones might be creating a monster insisting he wants controversial captain Dylan Hartley to lead the team with his heart and not his head when the Six Nations tournament kicks off against Scotland on Saturday.

Jones thorny side to English rose

Big expectations: Eddie Jones has plenty to prove.

Oliver Brown   Oliver Brown tracks down the people and visits the places that formed new England coach Eddie Jones and discovers what makes him tick.

How Nigel Owens sparked change in deaf player

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The only deaf professional athlete in the UK, rugby player Mat Gilbert, has recalled how stern words from World Cup referee Nigel Owens snapped him out of feeling as though he deserved special treatment.

England skipper 16/1 to be sent off

No nonsense: Dylan Hartley and Eddie Jones pose with the Six Nations trophy.

A British bookmaker is offering odds of 16/1 that England's new captain Dylan Hartley, whose career has been plagued by brushes with rugby authority, will be sent off during the Six Nations tournament starting on February 6.

Biting, gouging, ref abuse - meet England's new rugby skipper

Hard man: Dylan Hartley

Gavin Mairs   He has served more than a year's worth of suspensions. But the bustling hooker is apparently just what coach Eddie Jones is looking for.

Eddie Jones' tenure won’t be dull, but games will be

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David Campese   What does it say to the best young coaches in England that the RFU preferred to look abroad for the biggest job in the land?

Wallabies great Smith to help out England

Lending a hand: George Smith.

​England coach Eddie Jones has called on the services of former Wallabies flanker George Smith to work with his forwards on an informal basis ahead of his first match in charge against Scotland in next month's Six Nations opener.

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England winger banned for 10-weeks over gouge

Missing out: Saracens and England flyer Chris Ashton.

​Recalled England winger Chris Ashton will miss the Six Nations Championship after being banned for 10 weeks for making contact with the eye of an opponent.

'Brilliant but mad' Jones will need buy-in

Front row: Eddie Jones poses with Steve Borthwick (England Forwards Coach) and Paul Gustard (England Defence Coach.)

Adam Pengilly   A "brilliant but mad" Eddie Jones will have his work cut out winning over the England squad with his ruthless style, according to one of the Australian's former backroom staff with Japan.

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Former England coach in Stormers link

Setting tongues wagging: Stuart Lancaster.

Stuart Lancaster has spent time with the Stormers ahead of the new Super Rugby season, prompting local media speculation that the former England coach might get a job with the South African franchise.

Eddie Jones ready to take a punt on Hartley

Controversial: Dylan Hartley, left, is not stranger to on-field trouble.

Mick Cleary   Jones has backed his man and will want him to set the tone. He will bring an edge, a sense of drive and purpose, too. Let us not make the mistake of depicting Hartley as some sort of head-case.

Chris Ashton hit with eye gouge charge

In hot water: Chris Ashton.

Chris Ashton's hopes of an England recall for the Six Nations Championship are in the balance after he was cited for eye gouging.

Eddie Jones freshens up England squad

"We have chosen a lot of new players on the growth we see in them": Jones.

Josh Beaumont, son of former captain Bill, is one of seven uncapped players included in former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones's first England squad, while several regulars of the previous regime have been culled.

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