England v New Zealand: Eddie Jones unruffled by decisive offside call

New Zealand cling on a narrow claim win over England

England coach Eddie Jones hopes England "get some love from the game" in the future after Sam Underhill's potential match-winning try was ruled out late in at 16-15 defeat by New Zealand.

Courtney Lawes ruled offside in the build-up.

"Sometimes the game loves you and sometimes it does not," said Jones.

"It always balances out." We'll get some love from the game further down the track. "

Last week's 12-11 win over South Africa, when Owen Farrell's last-minute tackle on Andre Esterhuizen was ruled legitimate.

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New Zealand coach Steven Hansen referee Jerome Garces, who sent off Sonny Bill Williams in the All Blacks' second test defeat by the British and Irish Lions in 2017, showed courage to make the correct call.

"There was no doubt he's offside," he said of Lawes. "He's just in the scrum-half's back pocket.

"What they were going to be brave enough to make the right decision?

"England got a lucky break last week probably, I know they could not get two in a row."

Bath flanker Underhill said: "I was not watching the screen." When it came brought back it was what it was but it's those small margins. "

Former England hooker Brian Moore said during commentary: "That was the referees' interpretation and England have to live with it."

Jones takes heart from performance

Despite defeat, Jones believes the result will be for the World Cup in 2019 where his team would meet the All Blacks in the semi-finals should both win their respective Pools and last-eight encounters.

"We had a team of 400 caps and they had a team of 800 caps," said Jones.

"The next time we play them, it might be a different story." Whenever we play we will feel like we have a game to take to them.

"We needed a slump to reignite ourselves and we've done that.

"We've got Mako and Billy Vunipola and Nathan Hughes all the way back into contention."

England v the All Blacks
England have lost the last six meetings since their 38-21 win over New Zealand in December 2012
England have only won seven of the 41 meetings overall, drawing one and losing 33

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