ENGLAND have won the Six Nations for the first time since 2011 after Scotland defeated France 29-18 at Murrayfield. With one game remaining England are now on eight points, three more than Wales who they defeated on Saturday, and well ahead of Scotland and France with four apiece.
The team will now play for the Grand Slam against France in Paris on Saturday March 19 and if successful would clinch their first Slam triumph since 2013.
Coach Eddie Jones said “Obviously it’s nice to win the championship but as a team we feel we haven’t achieved what we want to achieve yet and that’s the grand slam,
“It’s a fantastic achievement by the team. The squad is very much the same as the World Cup so it’s transformed itself.
“Player of the tournament? Chris Robshaw, the work he’s done on and off the field. He’s been colossal for us. We have tried to get the players to be more responsible, get a style that suits the players we’ve got and ensure they enjoy it. We’ll go to Paris confident. We’ll have our normal squad meeting tonight then maybe go down the bar and have a couple of beers.”
It is a superb first season in charge for Jones whose team defeated Scotland 15-9 away, thrashed Italy 40-9 in Rome, and beat Ireland 21-10 and Wales 25-21 at Twickenham.