Jones focuses on the positives

18 March 2018 19:11:01 GMTPlus10

Head coach Eddie Jones insists England will soon return to winning ways despite Saturday's defeat against Ireland being their third loss in a row.

Ireland sealed their Grand Slam triumph by winning 24-15 as England produced another disappointing display following their previous defeats to Scotland and France.

The result meant England finished fifth in the final Six Nations standings, an extremely disappointing performance considering they had been the pre-tournament favourites.

Jones was not too disheartened after his team's latest setback though, saying: "It's obviously disappointing but you go through these little runs and the only way to get out of it is to stick to the processes and focus on what you need to do to improve.

"We have to keep working at our game, look at how we can improve. It's quite natural for a team to go througha spell like this. It's not good but its natural.

"I thought our players really stuck at it but we gave Ireland too big a lead. We gave them too many penalties at the start of the game which allowed them to get a big lead."

Ireland scored three tries before half time through Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and Jacob Stockdale to lead 21-5 and, although England improved after the interval, they lacked the attacking thrust they needed to trouble Ireland.

Ireland are 2.10 to win the 2019 Six Nations outright, while England can be backed at 2.87, Wales at 8.50 and France at 11.00.

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