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Jones talking to his players.

England coach tests his pack against Georgia in training session

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England rugby union coach Eddie Jones set up a training session for his side this week against the Georgian national squad with a view to testing his pack against one of the premier scrummaging units in the world game. 

England have won their opening two games of a Six Nations campaign in which they hope for a third consecutive title.

As always, Jones is looking for that extra edge from his squad and wanted to fine-tune his pack in readiness for their next two games away at Scotland after which they travel to Paris to face the French.

The footage of the training session shows the Georgians appearing to have too much for their English counterparts in the beginning, before the home side settled down and looked to be gaining the upper hands as the stint went on with the visitors conceding many penalties.

Jones opened up on how he saw the session and confirmed he was happy with the outcome and said it was “exactly what England needed.”

”They won the early part and maybe we won the later part, so if it was a boxing match it would be a draw,” he told BBC 5 Live.

“The Georgians scrum in quite a unique way, and they are able to transfer pressure without moving their feet, so our front-rowers will have learned a lot today. 

“It was a great learning experience for us.”

England just about came through a tense encounter last time out, defeating Wales 12-6 at Twickenham, and will have their work cut out at what will be a cauldron of an atmosphere inside Murrayfield when they face the ever-improving Scots, who will be desperate to put one over on their most fierce of rivals on February 24.

It could come down to the very last game where England will entertain Ireland with both sides currently top of the Six Nations table both with 100% records.

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