England coach refused to criticise captain Owen Farrell for a controversial tackle in his side win over .

Farrell’s hit on Izack Rodda spared.

“We will leave it up to the TMO, the referee didn’t think it had been anything wrong,” Jones told BBC Sport.

The tackle on next row Rodda happened before half-time and England scored 24 points to pull clear of the Wallabies at Twickenham.

Referee Jaco Peyper did not ask that the television match official to look back at the episode, but did call before ruling winger Dane attempt for a move out after the winger had touched the ball down.

“The TMO was popular hasn’t he?” said Jones. “We have had some good effects and some not fantastic results.”

England ran after misfiring for much of the period, to end their autumn campaign on a high.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika could not hide his disappointment at Peyper’s calls.

“With no doubt that Farrell address ought to have been known from the referee,” he explained.

“We had a referees’ meeting the other week and I had been told that the Farrell tackle against South Africa was a penalty, so if that’s a penalty the 1 today was worth three [points].

“This one was more blatant. Nobody got hurt, however, it doesn’t matter if it’s reckless or intentional. However, to not even refer it – you’ve got to ask the question.”

Jones’ guys end the autumn with three wins from four, although they fought to assert themselves at the first half against a poor Wallabies side.

“We dropped off somewhat in our rebound defence, they pulled our defenders from normal positions by enjoying wide but we improved on this at the second half,” added Jones.

“We fought attack in the first half, spilled a couple of balls we should not have and we only became a bit more direct with our lines and proceeded to put pressure on .

“If you look at the side, I believe we had the most inexperienced side of all of the internationals today, 380 caps.

“That’s a negative in kindergarten, and we’re able to play that poise under pressure. It really pleased me a young side was able to develop, cope with the expectation and pressure and perform well.”


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