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World Rugby: Farrell learning to be a better leader - England coach Jones

01:56  09 march  2021
01:56  09 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Wales' late surge sees them to Triple Crown against England

  Wales' late surge sees them to Triple Crown against England Wales surged clear in the closing stages to beat England 40-24 in Cardiff on Saturday to clinch the Triple Crown and stay on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam. Defeat all but ended reigning champions England's hopes of a successful title defence. England, in a match where French referee Pascal Gauzere controversially allowed two of Wales' four tries to stand, battled back from 17-6 down to 24-24 with 18 minutes left. But England indiscipline,Defeat all but ended reigning champions England's hopes of a successful title defence.

(Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones said Owen Farrell is still learning to become a better leader after his captaincy came in for criticism during the Six Nations.

Eddie Jones talking on a cell phone: England Training © Reuters/PETER CZIBORRA England Training

England, who lost 40-24 to Wales at the end of last month, are fourth in the standings with six points from three games.

"Owen is still learning to be a good captain," Jones told the BBC.

"It is a hard art and you have got to keep developing. Every experience he has will make him a better captain.

"He can improve in the way he speaks to the referee, he can improve in the way he leads the team. But we are all open to that sort of scrutiny."

England are due to host France at Twickenham on Saturday.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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