Six Nations

'Even Bradman failed at end', says England boss Jones

2017-03-19 08:23
Eddie Jones (Getty)

Dublin - England rugby coach Eddie Jones found solace in his team's Six Nations 13-9 loss to Ireland by remembering that even Australian cricket legend Don Bradman flopped on his last visit to the crease.

Saturday's defeat ended England's hopes of claiming back-to-back Grand Slams and setting a new record of 19 successive Test wins for a top-tier rugby nation.

"We are batting at a pretty good average -- even Don Bradman got zero when he played his last Test," said Australian Jones, a lifelong cricket fan.

Bradman, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, was dismissed for a duck in his last Test innings at the Oval in 1948 against England, leaving him with an average of 99.94.

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