Eddie Jones took one look at Mako Vunipola’s ears and knew he had put in a stint

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ENGLAND relied on South Pacific produce to bag an epic win in Ireland.

The Vunipola brothers and Manu Tuilagi supplied a performance straight from the luxury goods aisle in Dublin.

Eddie Jones took one look at Mako Vunipola’s ears and knew he had put in a stintGetty – Contributor4 Mako Vunipola was at his bruising best in a massive win in Ireland

Between them the trio made 46 tackles and chomped up 57 metres from 29 carries in the biggest Six Nations win under Eddie Jones.

Prop Mako Vunipola made 27 hits — the most tackles he has ever made in the Test arena.

When asked if he knew how many tackles the Saracens star made, Jones joked: “Well, by the look of his ears, which don’t look too flash, he probably made 25?

“It is incredible. It shows you what a modern prop can do and he is right at the top of the class. He has more in him, too.”

Eddie Jones took one look at Mako Vunipola’s ears and knew he had put in a stintGetty Images – Getty4 England head coach Eddie Jones was delighted with what he saw from Mako Vunipola

Dogged flanker Mark Wilson somehow equalled Vunipola Snr’s sensational tackle count.

But the Islanders got the biggest thumbs-up from Jones after a first Aviva Stadium victory since 2013.

The Aussie said: “They all seem to come from one part of the world, so we shopped pretty well. We definitely went to Waitrose and not Lidl.”

Jones has had a lot of luck out of Waitrose, the supermarket where he also bumped into World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson and offered him a job as a kicking coach in 2016.

And if you were him, you would get yourself back down there to buy a bottle of the finest plonk before sitting down to watch the highlights.

It took Jonny May just 95 seconds to score the first try for England in the Irish capital since Steve Thompson in 2011.

Eddie Jones took one look at Mako Vunipola’s ears and knew he had put in a stintPA:Press Association4 England fans soak in the post-victory atmosphere in Dublin

It all came about off a pre-planned lineout as hooker Jamie George fooled the Irish and over-threw to a rampaging Tuilagi.

Jones explained: “He did well the big chief, Manu.

“Things fell into place. We wanted to just upset them psychologically.

“Sometimes if you can do something at the start of the game it can have a greater effect and we were able to do that and that got us on the front foot.

“Tactically we thought we could implement a game that would trouble Ireland and we played with great intensity.”

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It was beauty and the beasts, conducted by ice-cool Owen Farrell, the man all of Ireland thought would combust against their World Player of the Year Johnny Sexton.

England’s power game was balanced by the skills of two-try hero Henry Slade, May and Elliot Daly.

The headlines will tell of centre Slade’s classy double, May’s rapid opener, Daly’s coming-of-age at full-back and Farrell’s victory over dad Andy, Ireland’s defence coach.

Jones added: “Owen Farrell would get in most teams if there was a transfer market. I think a lot of clubs would be clamouring for him.

“Slade is getting a bit better with every game. Maybe at first he didn’t think he was good enough to play for England, now he’s thinking how good he can be.

“You build players mentally by picking them because then they know you love them and we’ve done that with him.

“He’s played eight of the last nine Tests at outside centre for us, so he knows I love him and that helps.”

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