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England coach Eddie Jones has warned that a handful of Grand Slam winners are at risk of missing out on the summer tour of Australia.

He says some of those involved in the Six Nations win have not played well enough since returning to their clubs.

“Personally I’ve been disappointed in three or four players who have gone back [to their clubs] and played quite poorly,” Jones told the BBC.

“Those players have put their tour place to Australia in jeopardy.”

And while some England players have been in good form of late, Jones feels certain individuals have grown complacent since the Grand Slam success.


“Some might have little injuries, and some of them have agents or the media in their ear telling them how good they are,” he continued.

“They have just got too far ahead of themselves.”

Following the Six Nations clean sweep, England have three teams in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup, with Wasps, Saracens and Leicester in action next weekend.

“We should be happy, but we have also got to be quite aware that we have got to keep improving,” Jones said.

“Some of the players have been told directly, some of them have been told through other sources.

“But they will get the message. We’ll see on the rugby field – 80% [are playing well], 20% are not, so there could be 20% change in the tour squad.”