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Having scored 61 points against Scotland Jones sees similarities between Vern Cotter’s team’s defence and that of his close friend Schmidt

The Irish now hold fourth place in the world rankings and failure to deny Eddie Jones' men back-to-back Grand Slams will see Wales sneak top-seed status at May's draw for the World Cup if they have won in Paris.

"All we could do was try to go out and beat England, make sure that they didn't get the Triple Crown, the Grand Slam and the record".

Despite winning back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles Dylan Hartley admits England are "not quite there" and believes a lot will be learned from the 13-9 loss to Ireland in Dublin.

"I would expect at last 15 of our guys to go on the Lions tour and I would be disappointed if we didn't have that many in so we could be missing half our squad". "That would have brought its own pressure".

"For the second time in five months the Irish can go against national stereotype and act as party poopers".

But Elliot Daly popped up late on after a brilliant pass from Owen Farrell, with the England centre sealing the win with the conversion.

"The Irish will have an ambush planned, they have 80 minutes to resurrect their season and I can guarantee you Eddie will not consider this a successful season unless they get the job done in Dublin", he said.

"It's just down to whether teams have the discipline to play in the right areas", he said.

"They used the conditions superbly and we probably didn't".

After almost 20 minutes on the final play of the game, the replacement flanker forced his way over and Camille Lopez added the crucial conversion to clinch victory.

"Not many teams have a 90% record, but we have a pretty good average: Don Bradman had a zero in his final Test".

Had England triumphed at a rainswept Lansdowne Road, they would have set a new record of 19 successive Test wins by a leading rugby union nation and become the first team in the Six Nations era to complete back-to-back Grand Slams.

"We lacked in a couple of areas", said England lock Joe Launchbury.

"I thought we really took it to them, and that's all we could do after the defeat in the Principality Stadium".

France scored a try 20 minutes after the end of normal time to seal victory after a freakish and chaotic end to the game.

He said: "If you look at the best team in the world and how they react to a loss, they always come back bigger and better and that's the focus for us".

England, who matched the All Blacks' 18-match run with their victory over Scotland last week, have now lost seven times in their last 10 visits to Dublin.

Under departing head coach Vern Cotter the Scots ran in three first-half tries, including a double for Stuart Hogg, to lead Ireland 21-8 at half-time.



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