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Jonathan Joseph hails Eddie Jones' ethos

Jonathan Joseph hails Eddie Jones' ethos

England center Jonathan Joseph feels Eddie Jones' focus on effort and accountability has been a major factor behind recent success.

The Red Rose have managed to claim the last two Six Nations title since Jones took charge at Twickenham following the departure of his predecessor Stuart Lancaster after the 2015 World Cup.

With England preparing for their 2018 Six Nations opener against Italy on Sunday, Bath center Joseph feels Jones has driven up standards with his attention to detail and interaction with players.

He told the BBC: "If you're not working hard enough, you'll get a good kicking. He calls and texts. When I see his name come up on my phone, I hope it's a good message. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.

"He could be watching you in your club game, and after 72 minutes he'll spot you doing something he likes or dislikes, and he'll text you there and then. It might be that I've worked really hard getting back on a kick-chase - I might not even have got the ball, but if he likes the effort, he'll message you.

"You'll come into the changing room and see when he's texted you, and know that he's definitely been watching. He's pretty invincible - he lives and breathes rugby, and he knows exactly what he wants from his team and his individual players."

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