Jones believes England need to show All Blacks respect
James Mortimer 10 Dec 2012 Getty Images
Jones said there was a lid on the All Blacks arrogance.
“New Zealand has scored numerous points against numerous teams and you never see any of their players do that,” Jones said.
“They run hard and try to get under the posts to make the kick as easy as possible.
“So why didn’t the England boy do that? That’s what the game is about. It’s very important to keep a tight lid on that kind of attitude."
Jones, who famously told his Wallabies to never refer to New Zealand's leading rugby team as the All Blacks, said that it was important to have a small amount of respect to ensure you could achieve your goals.
“That’s (getting so excited) disrespectful to the world champions,” Jones said.
“If they don’t control that kind of thing they will not go forward as a team. You don’t want to see that sort of thing creep into the game because it’s not good for rugby.
“It doesn’t wind up other teams but the game of rugby is about respect, and that’s one thing we simply must keep in the game.”
Jones also felt the one win for England would mean little in the long run, pointing to the All Blacks record and consistency in recent years.
“It’s only one game. The pressure was off and they (England) played without fear,” Jones said.
“They were not expected to beat the world champions. They have won one Test against a top country. How many times have they beaten New Zealand in the last nine years?
“The secret of a very good team is consistency and New Zealand have won 88 per cent of their Tests. England have not done that since 2003 when they had a very good team.
“The big thing now will be the next game and if, when they are expected to win, they can play like that again. That’s the test.”
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