Australia Take Aim At Eddie Jones As Mind Games Begin


England and Australia is just a couple of days away, with the usual mind games between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones yet to kick-off, but that might be about to change.

Jones has been targeted by the Aussies once again, but this time it’s Cheika’s assistant Stephen Larkam who has piled the pressure on the England boss.

Larkham says while Jones has done well, he’s a little ‘spoilt’ with the resources he has available to him and that the pressure is very much on him and his England team this weekend.

“They’ve had a lot of close games that they’ve won so he’s done a good job in that respect,” Larkham told Stuff.
“But, if you look at the resources they have over here, he’s probably a little bit spoilt from where he’s come from. There’s always going to be pressure when you’ve got … pretty much unlimited resources around you.
“And what he’s got now, I think the facilities are top-class and they’ve got plenty of resources in and around the team to make the most of the situation.”
“Their facilities. Pennyhill Park is pretty phenomenal and then just the amount of staff they can have, consultants coming in, squad sizes, players to choose from and support from the RFU.
“Anything they want, they pretty much get. I mean, not that we don’t get that. I think the ARU [now Rugby Australia] try to give us everything they can but there’s not an unlimited bucket of money.”

Looking forward to seeing how Jones responds to this.

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