“I couldn’t be more excited about the prospects for this team,” Eddie Jones insisted, after his side slumped to a third-place finish following a 25-13 defeat to France in Paris

Last Updated: 20/03/22 10:53am

Jones insists he ‘couldn’t be more excited’ about the prospects for his young England side

Eddie Jones has urged fans to “keep the faith”, after England were forced to settle forĀ a third-place finish in the Guinness Six Nations following a 25-13 defeat to France in Paris.
France claimed their first Six Nations crown and Grand Slam since 2010, while England were left to reflect on another underwhelming campaign.For the third time in five years, England ended the tournament with three defeats from their five matches, which has heightened the scrutiny on Jones, just 18 months ahead of the Rugby World Cup. The 62-year-old refused to be drawn on speculation surrounding his future on Saturday night, and speaking on Sunday morning, he reiterated his belief that he is the right man to lead England. “They [England fans] have got to have some faith,” Jones said. “I think I have done a reasonable job for England over the past seven years.”We are going through a period now where we are rebuilding the team and it takes time. Look at the French team, it took them three years to win the [Six Nations] Championship.”We have rebuilt the side from the last Six Nations. I think the progress is very positive. The results aren’t the results we would like. France sealed their first Six Nations crown since 2010 courtesy of a 25-13 victory on home soil “We would all like to be winning tournaments and be top of the table, but we are not …