New Zealand media tears into England and Ireland

England coach Eddie Jones will be hoping his side get the better of Ireland this evening

"England were really good, especially in the air, they cleaned up in the air and we struggled to get in the contest".

England's strong start to their Six Nations title quest has come at the cost of a potentially serious injury sustained by Maro Itoje.

Ireland did not make the next 10 minutes count but instead when England returned to full strength Cian Healy breached the visitors' defence for their opening try but his effort was negated by the half-hour mark when Jacob Stockdale lost a possession allowing Daly to touchdown.

"We wanted to create space and kicking is one way to do that and the execution of our kicking and chasing was very good", Jones explained. "It's probably tougher than that win against New Zealand because you don't have many teams that come to Ireland and win".

Jones' side, he said, "put down a real marker for the rest of Six Nations campaign".

"We knew how important it was for us to start well and we built throughout the game off the back of that start. It gives us a bit of momentum".

The Japanese coaching duo know that to reach the World Cup's last eight, their charges will probably need to beat Ireland or Scotland to finish in the top-two of their five-team pool. They're well coached, well drilled. We're nowhere near our best. I thought our intensity, particularly in the first part of the game, was outstanding.

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This is Ireland's first Six Nations defeat at Aviva Stadium in Dublin as Eddie Jones' men climbed to the second position in the table with the bonus point victory.

"We are going to have to be really tight this week, dust ourselves off and not feel sorry for ourselves".

The Leicester Tigers player told England's official website that beating Ireland away was "massive, it's right up there", as a career highlight.

"These games have got nothing to do with the World Cup", Jones said.

"This was it, then, the signature performance England needed, a statement of intent at the start of the World Cup year", wrote reporter Andy Bull.

While Japan may not quite have the brute physical presence to bully Ireland the way England did, this match showed that if they get in the faces of their more illustrious opponents, they may reap dividends. "They've been consistently good". It was a suffocating place to be out there.

Aki recalled before the match how he played against Tuilagi as a teenager during a two-year schoolboy rugby scholarship stint at Cornwall's Truro College.

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