Jones targets beating All Blacks after Six Nations success


England coach Eddie Jones believes his Six Nations Grand Slam winners will be able to compete with New Zealand if they continue to improve at their current rate.

The Australian took charge of England after their disastrous Rugby World Cup and has turned their fortunes around immediately with Six Nations success.

England won all five matches to wrap up their first Grand Slam since 2003 with a 31-21 victory over France in Paris on Saturday. 

Jones takes his side to Australia in June for three Tests, but he has even bigger targets with world champions New Zealand firmly in his sights.

"Can we beat the All Blacks? We can't now, but we will," Jones said. "We are ecstatic to be the dominant team in Europe, but the great thing is we have a long way to go. 

"What is exciting is that we have an average age of 24 and the trophy average is normally 28 so we have a lot of growing to do.

"We have the talent to beat the All Blacks.

"England have been quite stereotyped in the way they play and you see that in the Premiership. We are trying to change that and it helps when players know that they are being pushed for their positions."