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Alex Lozowski believes England’s Old Mutual Wealth Series has provided the squad with plenty of ‘work ons’ ahead of 2018.
Eddie Jones’ men registered their third win of the autumn internationals on Saturday with a comprehensive 48-14 win over Samoa at Twickenham - having bested Australia and Argentina in the weeks prior - and although happy, Lozowski knows there is room for improvement.
“It has been good to get involved in my first autumn series, now I need to reflect on it and see where I need to improve, go back to my club and make sure I’m doing everything I need to do, to put myself in the frame for the Six Nations next year,” he said.
“We knew they were going to be a physical team; they had a game plan which they stuck to and we didn’t make life easy for ourselves in that first half with little things letting us down, but that is something for us to learn from.
“We will go back to our clubs now and make sure to pick up on those little things we can do better.”
"It was a nice moment"
Lozowski bagged a first Test try against the Pacific Islanders, after chasing a George Ford up-and-under, he linked with hooker Jamie George to cross the whitewash.
“It was a nice moment for me, I just chased down the kick and we got the bounce of the ball. I might not have an easier try ever but I’ll take it,” the 24-year-old said.
Having now figured in four Tests, Lozowski is well-versed in how England’s backs want to attack, but admits there wasn’t enough ‘deception’ in the early stages of the match against Samoa.
That did change however, as Jones' men slowly applied the pressure making 16 clean breaks, 860 metres as well as beating 34 defenders.
And Lozowski, who has featured at inside and outside centre for England, says working under Eddie Jones has been enjoyable, and he hopes to learn more under his stewardship.
“As a player, when you come to the national team you want to get those extra little bits of help from your coach, and obviously I’m lucky to have great coaches at Saracens, but coming here and getting extra things off Eddie is a bonus,” he added.
“Working with Eddie is great. He is easy to talk to and easy to get along with which is nice.”