England coach Jones set for RFU talks over his future after dramatic Triple Crown victory

England head coach Eddie Jones says discussions with the Rugby Football Union about his future could start in the next fortnight.

The Australian, whose current deal ends at the end of next year, may feel in a position of strength given the World Cup finalists currently sit top of the Guinness Six Nations.

Scotland’s impressive 28-17 win against France yesterday ended Les Bleus’ hopes of a Grand Slam and also breathed life into England’s bid to win the Championship.

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Saturday’s 33-30 success over Wales in a incident-filled and feisty game at Twickenham secured the Triple Crown and they now lead France by virtue of a superior points difference, albeit just two.

England's Anthony Watson (No.14) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a try against Wales.

There has been uncertainty about Jones’s future beyond 2021 but after the Wales victory he answered a question by saying “whoever is coaching in year three” of this World Cup cycle.

Asked if his instinct says that would be him, the 60-year-old insisted: “I don’t know.”

But when pressed on whether he will chat to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney about it soon, Jones was a little more forthcoming.

“I think we’ve got dinner organised in a couple of weeks so we may be able to chat about it,” he said.

“It must be his shout. I’ll take a Triple Crown to show him,” he added.

Who claims the Six Nations, though, remains to be seen given England’s final game against Italy in Rome has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

No new date has been set yet while France will look to regain the initiative when they host Ireland on Saturday, Scotland rounding off in Cardiff against a Wales side hoping to avoid a fourth successive loss.

It is unlikely the Italy game will be rearranged this season but Jones said: “I’m not assuming anything, I’m not worried about it until someone says, ‘Eddie we’re playing it on this date’. Then we’ll worry about it.

“What I do know is that we are in a position where we can win the Championship and that’s where I want to be.”