Gatland backs Jones to take charge of next Lions tour

At the double Halfpenny crosses the line for his second try

At the double Halfpenny crosses the line for his second tryKIERAN MCMANUS

You can't run away from your problems, you've got to stand up and face them and we have an honest group who do that. "But I'm annoyed because we caused them a lot of problems with the ball but the defeat is another statistic".

"But this time we've got to start well and try to contain them as much as we can". When the game broke up at the end we were able to score tries...

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England beat Italy 46-15 in Rome on Sunday but boss Eddie Jones will leave it until tomorrow before announcing his XV.

The recall of winger George North was the only change in the reserves. But the Lions full-back will play for Saracens in their Premiership clash against Newcastle in a bid to boost his match-fitness after a groin injury.

After the head coach had said the decision to keep faith with the side that had started the 34-7 victory over Scotland in the opening round took very little time despite the availability of two Lions in the back three, George North and Liam Williams, he was asked repeated questions about England and his opposite number, Eddie Jones.

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And after talking up their Grand Slam chances in the wake of their Scotland romp, Gatland admits this will be an acid test.

"I'm just intrigued by watching him, the way he coaches his team".

"After the game we were all pretty stung by how poor we were".

"We know all about England".

The speedy Watson gave England an early 10-0 lead with two unconverted tries and Jones, perhaps mindful he was in Italy, said: "He got the Maserati out of the auto park today".

Wales: L Halfpenny (Scarlets); J Adams (Worcester), S Williams (Scarlets), H Parkes (Scarlets), S Evans (Scarlets); R Patchell (Scarlets), G Davies (Scarlets); R Evans (Scarlets), K Owens (Scarlets), S Lee (Scarlets), C Hill (Dragons), A W Jones (Ospreys, capt), A Shingler (Scarlets), J Navidi (Cardiff Blues), R Moriarty (Gloucester). Reps: Dee, W Jones, Francis, B Davies, Tipuric, A Davies, Anscombe, North.

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