Eddie Jones is backing his younger, inexperienced gamers to develop into stronger after the painful defeat at Murrayfield.
In 2020, England misplaced their Six Nations opener and went on to win the Championship however, in 2021, they completed a dismal fifth after struggling one other first-day defeat.
However after 23-year-old Tom Curry captained Jones’s group to an agonising loss by which 22-year-old Marcus Smith’s 17 factors proved to be in useless, Jones believes his class of ’22 is product of stern stuff.
He stated: “The one approach you study is to be examined once more however I’m positive we’ve received fast learners within the group.
“You solely have to take a look at the event of Marcus Smith for the reason that summer season. He has come on leaps and bounds and he’s going to be an excellent quantity ten for us.
“Have a look at the leaps and bounds Freddie Steward (21 years outdated) has made as a full-back.
“They’ve nonetheless received issues to enhance on however the way in which their studying curve goes is completely excellent.”
And requested to pinpoint the one high quality his creating squad would want to indicate so as to make sure the late collapse in Scotland didn’t go away any lasting scars, Jones had no hesitation. In figuring out it.
The England coach declared: “It’s all the time resilience. It’s all the time resilience.
“Among the gamers are going to get hammered by you guys, a few of them are going to get hammered by social media, and it’s the flexibility to remain centered, take note of what’s essential, hold creating their recreation, hold working laborious.
“We’ve received some superb younger gamers and I’ve the best confidence they’ll be capable to cope with this very well.”
After Luke Cowan-Dickie conceded a penalty try to a yellow card, a late Finn Russell penalty sealed a 20-17 Calcutta Cup triumph for the Scots.
And Jones admitted it was galling to see his males should be magnanimous in defeat.
However he claimed to have been impressed with the way in which his group handled the hostility of a packed Murrayfield.
Jones defined: “I hate to see all that smiling and clapping after the sport however we’ve received a younger group right here that may study a lesson.
“I used to be actually impressed how, within the first half, it didn’t seem like we had been enjoying at Murrayfield as a result of we took it to them.
“They didn’t have any of the concern of the gang or the hostile reception. They took to the sport and we had been simply not fairly medical sufficient.
“It’s a tricky lesson however we’ll study from it, in a short time.”
Jones was instantly gracious in direction of Scotland however, later, he claimed that they had been lucky to return away with the victory, saying: “There have been three factors between the groups and various selections which might be debated. You’ve received one fortunate winner and one unfortunate loser. Scotland received the rub of the inexperienced however we could get it within the subsequent recreation.”
England thought they could have been awarded a late penalty and an opportunity of salvaging one thing from the competition however Jones refused to have a direct pop at referee Ben O’Keeffe.
Jones stated: “We play in a recreation the place there’s loads of judgement and the referee has received to make a judgement shortly and I’m not going to criticise his selections.
“I haven’t since – when was it, 1998? – and it value me £10,000.
“I’m not going to do it once more, mate.”