Eddie Jones keeps Joe Cokanasiga on ice for the World Cup

England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

Eddie Jones defends shock omission of Joe Cokanasiga for Scotland game

England had started by far the stronger of the two sides, and just over a minute was on the clock when Jack Nowell weaved his way inside from the touchline to dot down after brilliant play from Exeter teammate Henry Slade.

Only five days earlier the 18-stones Bath battering ram was named man for the match for swatting aside Italian defenders easily in a performance that Sir Clive Woodward declared evoked memories of Jonah Lomu.

"He (Cokanasiga) is a young player and we don't need to rush him".

"We've got a plan in place for him, a good plan in place for him, he'll be ready by the World Cup. And he'll feature heavily in our warm-up games for the World Cup".

"I've had reasonable experience in doing this and sometimes you let them go, and sometimes you've got pull them back a bit".

"Joe's a good, young player and we're looking after him", Jones told reporters at England's training base in Bagshot, southwest of London, on Thursday. I've got him on the right track. "'You've got to keep players" feet on the ground, ' he said. When they're blown up to be something they're not, it's hard for them, so that's part of it. It allowed them to get their risky runners into the game with space to run.

"You expose them, bring them back, expose them, bring them back". "He was telling us to kick and I said every time we kick they run it back at us and cut it open", said the playmaker.

But Farrell, who had kicked all three conversions, added a penalty, before England scored again on the half-hour mark.

England train as Eddie Jones prepares to name team to face Scotland

"There is proper reasoning behind it. He's always getting beaten at pool and darts in the team room and but still always got a massive smile on his face!"

Jones has reverted to his first-choice midfield, with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade paired in the centres.

Subs: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 George Ford, 23 Ben Te'o.

Ben Youngs will become England's most-capped halfback in making his 85th appearance, one more than Danny Care on the all-time list.

Tied at 31-31, the final game of the 2019 Six Nations was to be decided by a thrilling final quarter as delirious Scottish fans rubbed their eyes in disbelief at the drama unfolding before them.

"Well that's not for me to decide".

There was one last twist in the tale of this classic, though, and Ford stormed under the posts from England's final attack to at least partially spare Eddie Jones' blushes, though Scotland retain the Calcutta Cup.

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