Jones: 'Ready to beat anyone'

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:47

REACTION: England head coach Eddie Jones could not contain his excitement after the 2019 World Cup draw in Japan on Wednesday.

This is the second time that England have been drawn in what most pundits and media label 'the group of death' which consist of their age-old rivals France, and 2015 semi-finalists Argentina.

In 2015, under former coach Stuart Lancaster, the 2003 champions crashed out at the group stage after defeats to by Wales and Australia.

However, under Jones' reign, England have returned to its former self.

They won the 2016 Six Nations title and currently second in the World rankings. The only thing now for Jones' men is to win the illustrious Webb Ellis trophy in two years time.  

"I’m excited by the draw," Jones said after the pool draw.

"We want to win the World Cup in 2019, and to win it, we need to be ready to play and beat anyone.  

"Our pool will be highly competitive and full of intensity, as a World Cup group should be – history shows that you need to win seven games to win the tournament and we will greatly respect every team we play.
 
"We will be ready – our detailed planning for the group, and the tournament starts now. Everything we do, every game we play and every day we train is aimed at continuously improving and is focussed on our ultimate goal of winning the World Cup,'
 
"I have no doubt that Japan will stage a unique and wonderful tournament in 2019,"

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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Australia 4 4 0 0 17
Wales 4 3 0 1 13
England 4 2 0 2 11
Fiji 4 1 0 3 5
Uruguay 4 0 0 4 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 4 3 0 1 16
Scotland 4 3 0 1 14
Japan 4 3 0 1 12
Samoa 4 1 0 3 6
United States 4 0 0 4 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
Argentina 4 3 0 1 15
Georgia 4 2 0 2 8
Tonga 4 1 0 3 6
Namibia 4 0 0 4 1
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 4 4 0 0 18
France 4 3 0 1 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 10
Romania 4 1 0 3 4
Canada 4 0 0 4 2