England Head Coach Eddie Jones Gives An In-Depth Explanation Of England’s Success At The Rugby World Cup

(Fox News) As the England national rugby team headed into victory over a very challenging New Zealand team, one player who stood out was Ben Te’o.

“He’s got a real energy about him. He plays with a real physicality to him. I think he ran 75 times for us which is a really good performance from him,” said England head coach Eddie Jones, who spoke to Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson & Marie Harf about his team’s 53-29 victory over New Zealand.

Ben Te’o, England’s 25-year-old fullback and fullback replacement, is an England rugby player who has all the qualities to become the team’s next No. 1 back.

“I’ve watched him play, he’s been flying. He’s a massive talent with great ball skills. He’s got the tackling ability and game management qualities that you want in that position,” said Jones.

England went down 33-13 in their last match against Australia before the team’s bruising match with New Zealand, and Jones believes that having young players can make all the difference when it comes to retaining momentum.

“At 30 or 32, a lot of players lose a lot of confidence. That certainly wasn’t the case with this group,” said Jones.

“The wins that they’ve had are huge and that’s why you call them the ‘invincible squad.’ Because they’ll be going back to their clubs and talking about how they played and discussing how they did, and one thing which they talked about after this win is how they had run the Black Ferns [New Zealand] down and scored 41 points against them which is more points than they gave up last year. That’s phenomenal,” he added.

Jones explained that his team’s recent success is the result of a sense of trust and togetherness.

“That’s why the test match result is always so important. It’s not just all about the performance. We can all say what a great performance this was, but I also love watching the performers – the guys who have no doubts and they’re enthusiastic about the game and they’re playing for their mates and their country,” said Jones.

“What these guys have done on the field is build an incredible support network and friendship group and I’m extremely proud of all the players of the England side,” he added.

Jones explained that throughout this World Cup campaign, he and his players will keep applying themselves and challenging themselves in whatever way the game demands.

“We’ve got that, because not one of them have played in a World Cup. We’ve got that mentality of just getting stuck in, playing with massive amount of confidence and trying to win the games,” he said.

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