ENGLAND slugged their approach to an end-of-year win in opposition to dogged Samoa.
Closing out 2017 with their ninth win in 10 Assessments – Eddie Jones’ stiffs needed to be affected person earlier than racking up a document rating over the Islanders at Twickenham.
Aussie coach Jones admitted there was a lot to work on however discovered loads of positives from the sport.
He stated: ” It was a muddling efficiency. We began effectively however obtained seduced by the perceived easiness of the match and stopped doing the small issues effectively and obtained pulled again earlier than ending it off.
“It value us a number of factors on the market. They contested exhausting and the referee allowed it.
“It is a terrific studying expertise for the brand new guys. They should mirror on their performances now.
“Elliot Daly was very good. George Ford managed the sport effectively at 10 and Sam Simmonds did fairly effectively on his first begin.
“We have a hell of lots of work to do. We do not have the consistency but however we have got two years to place that proper.”
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After first-half tries from Mike Brown, Alex Lozowski and Charlie Ewels it took the Red Rose juggernaut another 32 minutes to breach the opposition’s try line.
Elliot Daly ran in the fourth of the match in the second-half after Samoa had hit back through second-rower Piula Fa’asalele’s close-range drive.
England were never truly troubled by a poor side who hit hard, but did little else.
Jones will have been frustrated by the way his pack were bullied at the breakdown when on the front foot.
Though these kinds of tug-of-wars will be just the kind of game he would have wanted before turning out again in the Six Nations away to Italy in just over two month’s time.
England were comfortable enough without skipper Dylan Hartley.
His replacement, Lions ace Jamie George, was heavily involved in the wide channels in open play and had a hand in Lozowski’s score.
Centre Henry Slade also impressed after his shocker against Argentina.
The Exeter Chiefs Premiership winner scored the fifth try for England as they closed it out in the capital with little trouble.
After Samoa skipper Chris Vui scored late in the corner with a box-office finish, Daly added his second when he out-gassed five players.
And Semesa Rokoduguni killed off the visitors when the game was already dead and buried as he made it four tries in as many Tests to take England to a record score over the Islanders.
Man of the match Ford said: “We wanted to be a bit more clinical in attack. We were in parts but nowhere near enough.
“They stopped us getting any quick ball. We are trying to add more variety in our kicking game. We have been working hard in that in training.
“When you have footballers outside you like Jonny Way, Elliot Daly and Mike Brown it’s a great weapon to have.”