Sunday January 26, 2020

Power and panache propel England into a fourth RWC final

When Eddie Jones’s team dialled up the pressure in Yokohama yesterday, the much-vaunted All Blacks couldn’t find an answer

27th October, 2019
All white on the night: England fans celebrate their side’s 19-7 win over New Zealand in Yokohama yesterday Getty

As bedlam raged all around him, Eddie Jones stood quietly in the coach’s box, alone with just his thoughts. All the clowning and the crowing, all the tricks stolen from a memory’s scrapbook, had been vindicated.

Nigel Owens may have blown his whistle at 7.05pm in Yokohama, but this game began five days ago, when Jones sat in a press conference room at England’s Disneyland base and offloaded all the pressure...

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