The England rugby team finally seems ready to win something on the world stage, with a fantastic victory against Australia in their return to international rugby in the Australian Series helping to give them a nudge in the right direction to becoming a global rugby superpoer once more.
Every summer the England team make their way down to the Southern hemisphere and are daunted by the superpowers of rugby who lie in their wait – and typically they suffer from some home sickness woes, and get a good beating!?
As a result of their travel woes, amongst other factors, the team has a tough time standing up to the likes of New Zealand and Australia and rarely end up playing their best.
However, this time, with Eddie Jones as their head coach, they seem to be all prepped up to prove the critics wrong!
The opening of the series was a great moment for the country as they were able to get one over the host team. The momentum that is being built up is considered crucial for the country to be able to win the series in Australia this time, and they certainly got off to the right start.
Many fans and former players will tell you that the team has little to no chance of winning the series Down under, with their mental strength as well as squad depth being questioned.
The first Test series has resulted in victory for the team, and it was a mtach in which they definitely became a team that was more determined and desperate to win than their Southern hemisphere counterparts.
More performances like that one will surely make Eddie Jones and his team Series champions – with flanker George Ford claiming that the team now has a never-say-die attitude that has been missing in recent tours, and that they are desperate to win again to keep the run going.
It’s one thing beating Scotland in the Six Nations (though still worth wtaching and you can even get tickets on this site) but another altogether to beat Australia on their own turf!?
The victory in Brisbane has also turned up the heat on Australia, who had been expecting a comfortable win but must now regain their game-face and go again. Whilst they have their past victories which will add to their confidence, they will know that England will be tough to beat.
Australia have won four out of seven recent competitive matches against England in recent years, which could give them the much needed confidence to gain the Series victory.
For Eddie Jones, a victory in the Series would be a great achievement and another feather added to his cap.