George Ford insists England will not suffer from a World Cup hangover when theSix Nations kicks off next month.

England will open their Six Nations campaign against France in Paris on February 2 as they bid to reclaim the title they last won in 2017.

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But fly-half Ford, who has won 65 Test caps, has demanded that the disappointment of Japan must act as a springboard to future success.

“It is not a hangover, let’s instead be excited about getting better,” the 26-year-old said.

“I can see that is what people will say, but it is our responsibility to make sure that is not the case. I am sure Eddie will make sure that is not the case, too.

“Let’s use the experiences we have gained from Japan, and use the things we did well, and use the things we could have done better at.

“Of course there are times when you sit back and reflect, but instead of thinking it is a clean slate, and let’s start again, we are going to build on what happened at the World Cup, and we are actually going to get better. That has to be the mindset.”

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Eddie Jones, who names his squad for the tournament on Monday, has revamped his backroom staff, announcing this week the appointments of England Sevens boss Simon Amor and former South African coach Matt Proudfoot.

Jones’ own future as head coach remains uncertain with the 59-year-old Australian out of contract next year.

But Ford strongly hinted that he hopes Jones extends his stint in charge.

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“I have absolutely loved working under Eddie for the last four years,” said Ford, who recently agreed a contract extension with Leicester Tigers.