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Foxes' struggles can serve as warning to England, says Jones

England have discussed Leicester City's decline this season as they aim to prevent any drop in standards in the wake of a perfect year.

Eddie Jones' men open their RBS 6 Nations title defence against France on February 4 seeking a 15th successive victory, having pieced together an unblemished run of 13 wins under their Australian head coach.

To highlight the pitfalls awaiting his Grand Slam winners, Jones has used Leicester's slump from Premier League champions to a team struggling in the bottom half of the table as a warning.

"If you look back at 2016, the two most winning teams in England in terms of complex team sports were Leicester City and England," Jones said.

"We went through the example of what's happened to Leicester and do we want that to happen to us and so what are the things that we need to ensure that it doesn't happen. The players were actively involved in it.

"We've come up with some strategies that we believe will help us overcome any complacency and any tendency to be comfortable and keep pushing forward."


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