Eddie Jones believes England are "nowhere near good enough" after watching his side limp to a 37-21 victory over South Africa at Twickenham. The 10th straight win of Jones' reign came courtesy of Owen Farrell's haul of 23 points which ended a 12-match winless run against the Springboks dating back to 2006, yet the head coach was far from satisfied with the display.
Tries from the returning Jonny May, Courtney Lawes on his 50th international appearance, George Ford less than four minutes after half time and Farrell late in the second half saw off Allister Coetzee's side, who began well but faded badly. Johan Goosen and Willie le Roux both scored for the visitors in the second period to take the gloss off the England win.
Despite being their first match for nearly five months, Jones was disappointed by the ring-rusty England display which saw them concede a raft of penalties in the opening 20 minutes. The Six Nations champions take on Fiji, Argentina and Australia during the remainder of their autumn campaign, and Jones knows an improvement is required.
"We're certainly not satisfied with our performance," the Australian told reporters. "Areas of our game really need tidying up. But it was ur first game, we've got 10 of the squad that went to Australia not here so we've had to put together a new team. We always thought that the first 20 minutes was going to be the most difficult.
"I though some of our tact was good today and some was very poor. Defensively we gave away a soft try at the end which was disappointing. We gave away some silly penalties an we can fix that easily. We'd like to have a clean sheet so we've got work to do. We should never give away an offside penalty, we should trust our defence and we gave one away. Marland gave one away which we shouldn't do again.
"Those little bits and pieces we need to tidy up and that is the difference playing club rugby and international rugby. Club rugby you get away with that, international rugby you don't. We've got to get better, we're nowhere near good enough at the moment."