Former All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter says England must continue to back coach Eddie Jones after their 42-39 defeat to the Springboks on Saturday.
The Boks came back from a 24-3 deficit at Ellis Park to hand Jones’ men their fourth successive Test defeat.
However, Carter told The Guardian that Jones, who initially coached England to 25 wins in 26 Tests, definitely has a long-term plan for the 2019 World Cup.
‘Obviously, they’re getting a bit of a hard time at the moment after their Six Nations performances,’ Carter said. ‘So, I think they’ll learn a lot from that.
‘Eddie Jones is a smart, tactical coach, and he’ll have a strategy and plan even though he’s been put under a bit of pressure from the Six Nations.
‘He has to stick to his plan and his long-term plan to get the best out of the players at the World Cup. He has to stay strong, they’ve definitely got the players there.
‘As long as they can stay tight and connected as a team, they will be one of the top teams when the tournament comes around next year.’
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