Eddie Jones: Six Nations should consider relegation - England coach

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Six Nations 2019: England dominate Italy 57-14 at Twickenham

England head coach Eddie Jones says the Six Nations should consider bringing in relegation after his side thrashed Italy on Saturday.

Italy have not won a Six Nations match since 2015 and the 57-14 defeat at Twickenham extended their record losing run in the championship to 21 matches.

"They should always consider rewarding merit," Australian Jones told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.

"It doesn't matter what competition you're in."

Tournament chief Ben Morel said before this year's Six Nations that relegation was not going to be introduced.

Italy - who were added to the old Five Nations in 2000 - are 15th in the world rankings, while Georgia, who are pushing for inclusion, are 13th.

Jones added: "The organisers talk about the Six Nations being the best rugby competition in the world, and it probably is close to it.

"But to improve it you've got to find a way of making sure you've got the six best teams in Europe always playing in it.

"If that involves relegation then it's something that should be looked at very closely."

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