Eddie Jones wants England to exploit New Zealand's weakness

Eddie Jones is pleased with England's performance
Eddie Jones is pleased with England's performance

England coach Eddie Jones expressed confidence on his side to exploit New Zealand's weakness as the two teams lock horns with each other during the semi-final of the ongoing World Cup to be played in Yokohama next weekend.

New Zealand were the winners of the 2011 and 2015 World Cups and are front-runners to win the ongoing tournament but they had a challenging phase leading into the competition as they had a defeat and a draw earlier this year against Australia and South Africa respectively that saw them concede the Rugby Championship to Rassie Erasmus' men for the first time since 2016.

"No one's got a 100% record in Test rugby," said Jones.

"No one averages 100 in Test cricket. No one wins every Grand Slam 6-0 6-0. So every team has got a weakness. Every team is beatable."

The statement from Jones comes despite New Zealand's intimidating record against England that saw them winning 33 out of the 41 games between the two sides including victories in the last six games.

"The All Blacks are a great side - well coached, good leadership team - if you give them the type of ball they want, they are hard to defend against," added Jones.

"But like any team they've got weaknesses.

"If I was an Englishman I'd be making sure that whatever time the kick-off is in England you're ready to sit down and watch it."

The last time these two teams met was during the November series last year where New Zealand had a thrilling 15-16 win at Twickenham Stadium.