'We've nothing to celebrate yet' - Eddie Jones eyes Dublin party

England head coach Eddie Jones

Danny Care says England can avoid another disaster against Ireland and make history by winning back-to-back Grand Slams in Dublin on Saturday.

But I do think when people look back through that [display against Wales], they will see some really strong elements of performance and that includes both sides of the ball.

Jones said having gone through it last year, the players will be better for it this year.

"We'll be disappointed if we didn't win the Grand Slam because we've got a once in a lifetime opportunity", he told Sky Sports.

"This is another great challenge, one that will be right up there, but we've very excited about it".

"We came out with a point to prove that we are a good team, and the first 20 minutes teed it up to be the great Test match that it was. I think Eddie and his coaching staff have pushed us massively to a goal at which everyone would have laughed at the end of the World Cup, but now it's realistic", he added. It's victor takes all.

It will be a big weekend in Dublin as England's Under-20s and women's team are also going for the Grand Slam but the senior side could be without Elliot Daly, who is being treated for concussion following a dump tackle by Scotland hooker Fraser Brown.

"If we were to get beaten - and we won't - is it a failure?"

Vunipola believes they are closer than ever to achieving their target of overhauling New Zealand, whose record of 18 straight wins they matched on Saturday, at the top of the World Rugby rankings.

Preparation, he insists, will be key to victory on the day and that it will be more mental than physical. "That's the reality. But we'll keep working until we get there". We'd like to go one further.

"We can anticipate things and act with speed to convert that into pressure".

'To bounce back from [losing to Wales] is hard but I know this group of players are incredibly good to work with, are incredibly resilient and they have demonstrated that before.

"We are not beating our chest and saying we are the number one team in the world but we aspire to be the number one team in the world".



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