Winning all that matters to England coach Jones


Eddie Jones says England will simply play "winning rugby" in the third Test with Australia as the tourists aim to complete a 3-0 whitewash.

England have already retained the Cook Cup, prompting Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to suggest a more expansive approach could be taken by Jones' side in Sydney on Saturday.

However, Jones - who has made only one enforced change with flanker Teimana Harrison replacing the injured James Haskell - insists the result is all that matters.

"We play winning rugby. We want to win games of rugby, that's what keeps the fans excited," said England's coach, who has overseen eight wins from as many matches since succeeding Stuart Lancaster.

"Whatever way we need to win, we'll win. If we need to kick the ball, we'll kick it, if we need to run, we'll run, if we need to pass, we'll pass.

"I must admit I'm not really concerned how Australia want to play or how Australia think we're going to play. We'll cope with whatever they want to do."

Australia dominated possession in Melbourne last time out, but still suffered a 23-7 defeat as the tourists defended superbly.

Cheika says his team will again look to take the attack to England this weekend, with Matt Toomua - one of three players brought in to Australia's starting XV - among those seeking to provide a creative spark.

Toomua, who will play outside Bernard Foley in the number 12 jersey, is eager to take his chance given his impending move to Leicester will rule him out of international contention.

"One of my goals this year was to play again in that gold jersey," said Toomua, now recovered from a knee injury.

"I know I'm going at the end of the year so for a while there I didn't think it might happen again, with the injury and stuff. There is definitely no shortage of motivation from my personal point of view."

The Wallabies can take confidence from their record at Allianz Stadium, having won their last eight Tests there, dating back to 1996.