Jones urges England to make history in 2018

England head coach Eddie Jones says he is excited about the prospect of 2018 and is looking for his charges to create history next year.

Victory over Samoa made it nine wins from 10 matches in 2017 for the English as they now prepare for the defence of their Six Nations crown.

A third straight Championship title would be a first in the history of the tournament and that is keeping coach Jones and his side on their game.

“I am excited about the Six Nations as we’ve got the opportunity to create history by winning it three consecutive times,” he told England Rugby.

“We want to get better with every game. The Six Nations is always tough as every side wants to beat us. Playing England is their big game and that’s the great thing for us, we’re put under enormous pressure in every match so we are going to have to prepare well.”

He added on their end-of-year campaign: "We’ve had three good wins, we’ve learned a lot so it’s been positive.

“It’s pretty clear who our top 23 are and then there’s great competition for the other eight spots.”

Looking ahead to 2018, Jones revealed his squad and coaching team would put 2017 to bed and focus only on what is in front of them.

“It all goes out of the window,” he added.

“We reassemble in eight weeks and the next two months is a great opportunity for the players to show how much desire they have to be part of a World Cup winning side. It’s all up for grabs.

“We start again. We have great competition, we’ve won nine out of 10 matches and introduced 12 new caps this year. We’ve increased the depth of the squad and have people competing for every position.”

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