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Eddie Jones wants to make a significant change to the England set-up

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England's underwhelming Six Nations campaign will have given Eddie Jones plenty of food for thought.

Following his side's 22-16 defeat to France on Saturday, a result which ensured they lost their title to Ireland, the Red Rose boss insisted it was all about learning from the experience.

"It's a learning period for us, we're struggling with our game a little bit and we're learning from these games and it's an important period for us," he told the BBC.

"So, whilst we're all disappointed, we're all gutted, you know, we've got to make sure we learn from it and make sure we're stronger next time we play.

"We're about 2-3 percent away from where we need to be. We didn't convert momentum into points. You go through these periods as a team, but we'll get through it."

While the Australian has at least been buoyed by the return of Dylan Hartley, who should play at Twickenham in the final match of the tournament, he has a number of other injury worries.

Elliot Daly is a doubt for the Ireland Test, with Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes also out.

It seems Jones is already thinking beyond that fixture, however, as he already has plans to significantly improve the England set-up.

Jones is looking to bring in new blood

When asked if it's true he is going to bring in an attacking coach, he said, per the Daily Mail.

"That’s one we’re definitely looking at.

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"We’re always looking to see how we can improve the coaching staff. I’m looking at all areas, not just attack."

As it stands, Jones' role is pretty all-encompassing, so he does the job himself.

In the wake of an uninspiring display at the Stade de France, when England needed to score four tries and only Jonny May made it past the goal-line, that could change.

The national side are short on time to sort out their attack as the World Cup in Japan approaches, so it is little wonder that Jones is looking to rectify the situation.

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