England's Vunipola and Genge leave tour of South Africa

Tanya Simon
June 20, 2018

I love coaching the team.

Asked if he can reverse the slide, Jones said: 'I'm 100 per cent confident - 100 per cent as you are aggressive.

"It is nice to have the series wrapped up".

Ben Youngs showed his frustration by cutting short his interview with Sky Sports Gail Davies and showed the whole world that he and his teammates are struggling to deal with the mental pressure this losing streak has put them under.

He subsequently apologised on social media for conduct that was strongly criticised by Sir Clive Woodward in his role as a pundit. "Has he lost Twickenham?" he said.

Marler came off the bench as a second-half substitute for Vunipola during the losses in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. These (the touring party) are the best players we've got.

"We know that Billy has a fracture and will be further investigated back home. Fine margins and sweeping statements of apocalyptic catastrophe don't get us anywhere!" he wrote on Twitter. "We started the game very well but it was a bit like a horror movie, wasn't it?"

"This team has got a lot of pride, we have won back-to-back Six Nations, we have equalled the world record for number of test wins in a row, we have gone to Australia and won 3-0".

"But as soon as something small happens, we just don't seem to react to it on the field at the moment".

England have historically struggled in South Africa, winning three of their 15 tests, and Jones says the difficulty of playing in the country should not be underestimated.

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"I am doing as well as I can". "I thought it was a good hard Test match".

England's discipline, such an issue last weekend at Ellis Park, began to slip again as referee Romain Poite penalised them first for obstruction at the line-out and then for not releasing at the ruck and Pollard punished them twice to hand the Boks a 13-12 halftime lead.

"I'm obviously very disappointed". It was nearly a re-run of last week. We were trying to work out a solution and pick out a plan.

"No-one wants to lose five Tests".

"We wanted to get out of it after one game".

Jones said he did not understand why England were struggling to maintain their initial momentum.

"This is a great learning experience for the team, even if it is painful, extremely painful".

England have lost their three-Test series against the Springboks after going down to a second defeat in as many weeks.

"This is a tough time for the team, we're all hurting".

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