Jones to toast England success as he eyes Grand Slam


Eddie Jones said England will have "a couple of beers" to celebrate winning the Six Nations on Sunday but stressed that it is not yet mission accomplished.

Scotland's 29-18 victory over France at Murrayfield gave England a first Six Nations title since 2011 in Jones' first tournament since replacing Stuart Lancaster, who was sacked a head coach following a dismal World Cup on home soil.

England beat Wales 25-21 at Twickenham on Saturday and were gearing up for a title decider against Les Blues in Paris next Saturday.

Jones and his squad will toast their success in the hotel bar on Sunday, but the Australian is determined to complete England's first Grand Slam for 13 years in the French capital.

When asked about his emotions as he watched Scotland end France's title hopes, Jones told BBC Sport: "A bit mixed to be honest. Obviously it's nice to win the championship, but I think as a team we feel we haven't achieved what we want to achieve yet - which is the Grand Slam.

"It's a fantastic achievement by the team. It's still very much the same squad as the World Cup squad. It has not changed very much, so credit has to go to the players.

Jones added when asked how England will celebrate their triumph: "We will have our normal squad meeting and then might go down to the bar and have a couple of beers."