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Eddie Jones has high praise for his England star after performance vs Australia

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Eddie Jones is never short of an analogy about sport.

During the week, he made references to the Ashes, a five-Test cricket series which pits England against Australia every two years.

Following the Red Rose's 30-6 victory over the Wallabies in a rain socked Twickenham, a match which will probably be best remembered for a number of referee controversies going against the Australians, Jones was at it again.

The England head coach likened super-sub scrum-half Danny Care to Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek, the veteran coach had the following to say about the Harlequins no.9.

"Danny brought energy, vibrancy and a bit of creativity.

"Ben Youngs did a great job for us, but Danny came on at the right time, saw space behind, and executed brilliantly.

"He was like a little Sanchez playing for Arsenal, here there and everywhere looking for opportunities. He was very creative."

Care’s introduction came at a critical time during the match; the Australian’s were resurgent and looked the most likely to score which at the time looked to be the deciding score.

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The Harlequins scrum-half saw space behind the Wallabies line and kicked, Jonathan Joseph gave chase and managed to slide over the line to score the Red Rose’s second try.

Then, with the clock in the red, try scorer Jonny May grasped on an Australian loose pass and charged up the field offloading to the sprinting Danny Care, who scored England’s fourth five-pointer.

Following his impressive cameo, Care revealed that his son will need a England shirt that was representative of his father’s place in the England squad.

"He has got a Care nine jersey, but I think it's Care 21 he needs at the moment!” the 30-year-old said.

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"As a 30 year-old you don't know how many tries you have left in you so it was great to get over where my family were. It was a nice moment.

"I can't help myself when I score. I like to enjoy it and in front of 80,000 at Twickenham you have to enjoy those moments."

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