'Now they are a little bit more quiet' - Eddie Jones relishes silencing critics

Eddie Jones is relieved after England's win in Brisbane
Eddie Jones is relieved after England's win in Brisbane

England coach Eddie Jones relished silencing the taunts of Australia fans and his own critics following the win over Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.

Billy Vunipola scored the only try for the red rose team while former captain Owen Farrell starred with six penalties and a conversion as they edged away with a 25-17 win.

“I love coaching at Suncorp Stadium, it’s a good experience,” said Jones who also had coached the Wallabies previously.

“You have got 48,000 people all full of drink and all they want to see is their team win. When you turn them away, it’s a great experience. A great feeling.

“I was coming out from the coaches’ box and they all have their scarves on. When did Australians start wearing scarves? It’s all the rage isn’t it? They are not so smart now.

“Before the game they are coming up saying to me you are going to get belted tonight. Now they are a little bit more quiet. So that’s good. I enjoy that.”

The win meant England are alive in the series with the decider set to be played in Sydney next weekend.

Following a dismal Six Nations performance early in the year followed by a defeat in Perth, Jones' credibility was questioned by a number of critics with the Rugby World Cup scheduled next year in France.

“I like it. I think it is fantastic," said Jones in response to discussion over his future with the team.

"I love my mother ringing me up in the morning saying ‘are you going to get sacked? When do you have to move? Are you going to come back to Australia? Come back and live in Randwick’".