Rugby World Cup 2019: Eddie Jones unfazed by England's lacklustre opening display

England have failed to impress in their opening match of the tournament, stumbling their way to a 35-3 victory over Tonga.

The English media have been quick to rubbish the performance, but coach Eddie Jones is urging calm.

It took 77 minutes for England to score a bonus point fourth try against Tonga. Two weeks ago, the All Blacks only needed 27 minutes.

The scoreline wasn't what many expected, but it was a win nonetheless.

"Really pleased with it," said Jones. "It's a really good start."

English rugby pundit Stephen Jones disagreed, calling them "mediocre" - a side unable to impose themselves on Tonga.

"The world cup's not a 100-metre sprint, so you don't have to come out of the blocks and be absolutely fantastic now. 

"What you have to be is steady you have to improve and you have to have a mindset of improvement."

Jones believes his side has that, but even he struggled to hide his frustration at the number of errors in his side's game.

"Yes there were a lot of mosquitoes up there, mate. A lot of mosquitoes, so I had to whack a few."

The positives - England failed to concede a try for the second test in a row and Manu Tuilagi was a human wrecking ball in the middle of the park, scoring twice in a man of the match performance.

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