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Eddie Jones Unimpressed With Scotland Fans After England Win

Eddie Jones Unimpressed With Scotland Fans After England Win

The sporting weekend has been widely affected by Storm Ciara with a number of Allianz League and Premier League fixtures now being postponed.

Despite the adverse weather conditions, the Six Nations managed to go ahead as planned but not without some near farcical scenes at Murrayfield. Driving winds and heavy rain dominated proceedings as England secured a much needed 13-6 victory over Scotland.

There was nothing pretty about the win but England will take it as 'job done' considering the challenging weather and the disappointing start to their campaign in Paris last weekend.

But speaking after the game, England head coach Eddie Jones turned his focus to what he felt was unsporting behaviour from the home crowd, as Owen Farrell had been jeered while lining up goal kicks.

Rugby did have a culture of being respectful and having respect for the kicker. So if we don't want to have that, if there's a new level of respect in Scotland, we've got to put up with it.

If that's how the Scottish fans are going to be respectful, we have to acknowledge it and just get on with it.

Jones was also unimpressed after a plastic beer bottle had allegedly hit one of his coaching staff near the team bus before kick-off.

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"We weren't expecting bottles to be thrown, that's a new trick," said Jone.

"You've got to be pretty brave to throw a beer bottle. It's not good behaviour, is it?"

Critics of Jones will point out that some of his comments in the media do not exactly typify the virtues of respect, as he has become known to wind up his rivals. This is something he recently spoke about in an interview with BBC following England's defeat against France.

In response to Jones, Gregor Townsend was quick to play down the kicking incidents.

"A lot of venues around the world the crowd will make noise," said the Scotland head coach.

"We certainly stress that respecting the kicker is something we believe in but it's no different I imagine than what happened at the Stade de France last week."

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