'Games being destroyed': Aussie coach slams 'ridiculous' All Blacks red card

England head coach Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones boasts a deserved reputation for delivering results at Rugby World Cups, which makes it all the more fascinating that, for his fourth global tournament, he has staked it on a squad of 31 players that contains one complete Test rookie and three more one-cap wonders.

He's been playing for Gloucester since 2015 and only made his debut for England in yesterday's win over Wales.

Previously playing for Ipswich RFC and Colchester RFC, the once Gorseland Primary School pupil has earned himself a strong reputation playing on the flanks for the Northamptonshire club.

"They really stuck to the game plan, played with a lot of determination and effort", said England boss Eddie Jones after the win against Wales.

England's World Cup preparations began with a comprehensive 33-19 victory at Twickenham this morning that ended Wales' 14-Test winning run.

"I'm not going to go into reasons why he (Te'o) was not selected", Jones said at a press conference. "We saw a red card yesterday which affected the game, and potentially I think we need to get some consistency in that area of the game." said the England head coach. In the World Cup if you lose a player through a red card as New Zealand did yesterday, it makes the game very hard. We can't have that in the game. A bloke gets tackled, he goes to be in as second man and his shoulder hits the head and gets a red card.

Piers Francis also started the game, while Courtney Lawes came off the bench for England and Dan Biggar got some minutes as a replacement for Wales. I urge World Rugby - although I don't think they do anything at great pace do they - to get some consistency in that area because otherwise we will have games being destroyed by an inconsistent official making a decision on a law that's not clear. "I guess that's the challenges of the World Cup and the short turnaround in games".

The New Zealand-born Anscombe, who featured prominently during a successful Six Nations campaign for the Welsh, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the World Cup warm-up fixture and was forced off the field before half time.

"I thought we saw two instances today where that could have happened".

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