Jones challenges England to stand up to South Africa 'bullies'


Eddie Jones has challenged his England side to go toe-to-toe with South Africa's "bullies" in November's international.

England have enjoyed a superb start to life under Jones, completing a Six Nations Grand Slam and a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia in June.

Next up for Jones and his team is the clash against South Africa at Twickenham on November 12.

The Springboks are noted for their physicality and England have not won a Test between the sides in a decade.

And Jones called on his team to show no intimidation against Allister Coetzee's side.

"We'll certainly pick our strongest team to play South Africa and will then take it from there," Jones told BT Sport.

"We haven't beaten South Africa since 2006. You know what they are like - they are just bullies, so there's a big task for the first 23."

Speaking about England's success under his leadership thus far, Jones added: "I thought we'd win the Six Nations and without being arrogant, I think England should always win the Six Nations or be in contention to win it because you might have some bad luck along the way that stops you winning it.

"Given the players and the resources we have, we should always be in a position to win it."