Eddie Jones takes responsibility for England's defeat to Argentina

Eddie Jones was disappointed with England's defeat to Argentina
Eddie Jones was disappointed with England's defeat to Argentina

England coach Eddie Jones expressed his disappointment over his side's defeat against Argentina in the opening game of the autumn international fixture.

Santiago Carreras scored a try for Argentina while Emiliano Boffelli contributed with 25 points including a touchdown as they edged out England 30-29 at Twickenham Stadium last weekend.

The result also adds to the pressure to Jones' side as they started the year with a dismal performance in the Six Nations tournament but followed it with series win in Australia during the summer tour.

Nevertheless, Jones admitted that the defeat was a setback in their preparations to the World Cup next year in France.

"When your team doesn't play to the potential you want, there is always something in the message that you're giving the team that's not quite clear.

"When I reflect on the game, we've been looking at a number of long-term strategies to get ourselves set for the World Cup, and maybe our focus wasn't tight enough on the Argentina game. Maybe we were over-thinking a bit, and that's entirely my fault.

"I was very disappointed with the last game.

"There's a cluster of teams at the top of world rugby and we want to break that cluster, and to do that we have to have a number of ways to play the game. This next 11 months is to get enough equipment in our armoury so we can play in any way."

Meanwhile, Jones has made three changes to the squad with Saracens' Jamie George and Northampton duo Tommy Freeman and Alex Mitchell called up to the squad.

England will be facing Japan on 12th November followed by clashes against New Zealand and South Africa on 19th and 26th November respectively.