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.
This weekend marks the start of the Rugby Union season with a bang. Twickenham, home of English Rugby, will welcome 80,000 spectators – supporters, friends and family.
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.
The trio are related but still had to go head-to-head in the Six Nations yesterday.
England are set to reshuffle their backline for the autumn international against Fiji on Saturday with Semesa Rokoduguni, Alex Goode and Jonathan Joseph all pressing for more prominent roles.
The former England international discusses potential Stuart Lancaster successors and selection policy with HITC Sport.
Aside from the first pictures of Donald Trump inside the White House there was no disputing the week’s most terrifying image.
With the Six Nations Championship just a month away England are in danger of kicking off the tournament lacking more than half their starting pack.
In a week where the Chicago Cubs finally put the curse of the Billy Goat to bed, there was no shortage of people here who thought Ireland were about to do something similar with the monkey on their back.
Scotland’s one off test match victory over Australia on Tuesday morning kicked off a summer of enthralling series of matches.
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.