Finn Russell Scotland must work at being ‘the best small team in the world’ – Eddie Jones

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Finn Russell Scotland were undone by the precision and pace of Japan at the World Cup

Scotland were undone by the precision and pace of Japan at the World Cup

Scotland must take inspiration from Japan and try to become “the best ‘small’ team in the world”, says England head coach Eddie Jones.

Jones also suggested Gregor Townsend’s side “got their physical conditioning wrong” as they failed to make it out of their pool at the World Cup.

Hosts Japan eliminated Scotland on their way to the last eight, where they lost to eventual winners South Africa.

“Gregor’s got them back playing how a Scotland side should play,” said Jones.

“[A lack of size] makes it difficult but you can have one-off success like Japan have had.

“You’ve got to pool all your resources into being the best ‘small’ team in the world.

“That means you look at everything you do, at how you can win ball quickly – particularly from set-piece.

“You look at how y

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