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Matt Dawson has spoken the truth about the controversial Eddie Jones video

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It’s been a disappointing Six Nations campaign for England, who end their campaign with a home match against champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

Eddie Jones’ side have already suffered two defeats - against Scotland and France - and will be desperate to avoid another loss in front of their home supporters.

England haven’t lost three in a row in the Six Nations since 2006 - but they have their work cut out to avoid the same fate this weekend.

The fixture comes days after footage involving Jones from a sponsors’ talk in July 2017 was posted online.

It showed the Australian describing Wales as a “s**t little place” and how disappointed he was by a recent defeat by he “scummy Irish”.

Matt Dawson nails it about the Eddie Jones video

Ahead of the Ireland game, former England international Matt Dawson has written about the Jones video in his latest column for the Mirror.

And the 45-year-old has made some excellent points.

“For years the message in the England camp has been the same: don’t give the opposition any ammunition,” he said.

“Coaches and players have come and gone adhering to the same credo that loose talk can cost matches, especially in the home nations.

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“Don’t give an inch, we were told, be it a column inch or anywhere else. Don’t give them any motivation. Make them create their own.

“So to see the footage of England’s head coach insulting Wales and today’s opponents Ireland came as a shock. Personally, I was disappointed and, as an Englishman, slightly embarrassed.

“Those Ireland players will be bouncing in the changing room, having to peel themselves off the ceiling because they’re so excited about the chance to win a Grand Slam.

“Now someone can throw in: “And, by the way, their coach doesn’t respect us”. It gives them an extra half or one per cent. A tough task just got tougher.”

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The 58-year-old was quoted by BBC Sport as saying he was "very sorry for any offence caused" and added: "No excuses. I shouldn't have said what I did."

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