It might be stretching it a bit to say that this was a slam won in the grand manner, because in truth the second half was a laboured affair, with England rarely required to do much more than stop a France team that was growing wearier with every throw into the lineout.
Eddie Jones has urged England’s players to seize their grand slam opportunity in Paris on Saturday as he looks to turn them into “the strongest team in the world” by 2019.
Eddie Jones says his England team remain hungry for a first grand slam in 13 years despite having already clinched this year’s RBS Six Nations title with a week to spare.
Precisely what Eddie Jones does or not does not say is generally less important than the key messages he is trying to impart.
In many ways England are back where it all started. Looming on Saturday week is a huge game against Wales at Twickenham, a fixture laden with faint apprehension and rich possibility.
The Six Nations injury crisis continues.
Eddie Jones has challenged his England team to show no mercy when they collide with Italy in Rome on Sunday.
The sheer scale of the Six Nations, says Eddie Jones, is just beginning to dawn on him.
Eddie Jones loves an analogy and, with the Calcutta Cup looming on Saturday, his recipe for Scottish beef is already in the oven. “It’s like a slow cooker, mate.
Never anger a Scot, because you will have to face their wrath.
If Eddie Jones’s players live in perpetual fear of what he may think of next, they should discourage him from taking field trips to the mountain stages of the Tour de France. Jones flew in from Barcelona on Tuesday with a big grin on his face, having witnessed miles and miles of Pyrenean torment, while devising ever-higher standards for his England team.
Long before Twickenham first heard it, Swing Low Sweet Chariot was a funeral hymn.
For those waiting 16 years for a Lions series win, this was a pretty emphatic and satisfying way to do it.
The New York Jets have made an unexpected signing- and we are not talking about Tim Tebow. Ben Coles tells the story of how Hayden Smith convinced the Jets to sign him after deciding to switch sports.
The former England international discusses the need for top talent to better itself abroad and picking the best players for each position with HITC Sport.
The pool draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be conducted in the Tate Modern this afternoon, an appropriate venue in which to contemplate England's startling weekend masterpiece.
Eddie Jones has accused several leading Australian rugby pundits of disrespecting his squad and England’s head coach is predicting more dirty tricks in the lead-up to the second Test against the Wallabies, 1-0 down in the best-of-three series, in Melbourne on Saturday.
One more rose-tinted victory against Australia on Saturday will make this, statistically, the most impressive calendar year in English rugby history.
The sports scientists who work alongside England’s players informed the coaches this week that, statistically, the squad have never been happier.
Eddie Jones’s all-or-nothing regime is designed to weed out England players who are not where they should be physically. Training is deliberately full-on, with 11 successive wins under Jones this year testimony to a more ruthless collective mindset. Even individuals recently sidelined by injury are expected to keep up or risk getting overtaken.