BEN YOUNGS claims England have produced the greatest rugby of the Eddie Jones era in sweeping aside both Ireland and France.
Head coach Jones has masterminded 30 wins from 37 Tests in a record that includes a Grand Slam, Championship title and 3-0 series whitewash of the Wallabies in Australia.
But Youngs believes by amassing ten tries in dominant displays at the Aviva Stadium and Twickenham, the team is scaling new heights.
When asked if England are playing at the highest level of rugby under Jones, Youngs replied: ‘From what I remember since I’ve been involved with Eddie, yes.
‘It’s probably not higher intensity, just more consistent within it. Maybe that’s maturity, personnel — I’m not sure. It’s certainly great fun out there. If you’re 30-8 up against France at half-time you are doing something right. There weren’t many mistakes.’
■ SCRUM-HALF Morgan Parra has hinted at discord in France’s camp amid calls for coach Jacques Brunel to be sacked. ‘We’re capable of doing what the English do but are we working on this during training? We don’t work on it enough, even not at all,’ Parra said. ‘These are simple things. But do we work on it? No.’