England boss Eddie Jones plays it cool in verbal Cold War with the Welsh ahead of Six Nations crunch

EDDIE JONES refused to place the boot in on Wales — for now!

England’s thoughts video games specialist was served up an ideal half-volley when he was requested about Saturday’s Anglo-Welsh conflict at Twickenham.

 Eddie Jones is refusing to ramp up the tension before taking on Wales

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Eddie Jones is refusing to ramp up the pressure earlier than taking over Wales

However Jones, often the circus ringmaster in the construct-as much as these mouthwatering Six Nations showdowns, let it cross.

In 2016, the Pink Rose chief piled into the “terribly unlawful” scrum that Warren Gatland’s aspect have been “ruining the recreation” with.

And final yr he teased the Welsh all the method to kick-off over whether or not he needed the Principality Stadium roof open or closed.

And he additionally informed the Cardiff crowd to throw as many daffodils as they needed, as his aspect have been prepared for soiled tips.

 The Red Rose scrum has been praised

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The Purple Rose scrum has been praised
 The Aussie is plotting a Cold War against Wales' Kiwi boss Warren Gatland

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The Aussie is plotting a Cold War towards Wales' Kiwi boss Warren Gatland

This time, the construct-up has began as a Cold War between the Aussie and Wales’ Kiwi coach Gatland.

Jones stated: “I’m not involved about Wales at this stage.

“What I’m enthusiastic about is getting again to Twickenham and enjoying in entrance of eighty two,000 individuals.

“They’re going to be so up for it. It’s going to be an unbelievable environment.

 Eddie Jones is relishing getting back to Twickenham

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Eddie Jones is relishing getting again to Twickenham

“I can’t wait to get there. We would like the followers to be pumped. We’ve got nice followers and these are the type of video games they love — the most conventional rivals in European rugby towards one another, each at the prime of the desk. It’s what you need.”

In November, the bristling packs got here nose to nose at the notorious ‘Battle of Bristol’ coaching session.

Since that day, Jones has been satisfied his aspect are properly on the solution to having the greatest scrum in the world.

After beating Italy forty six-15 in their championship opener on Sunday, he hailed his eight’s greatest efficiency beneath his watch.

He additionally credited nutty scrum professor Marc Dal Maso after the advisor flew in final week from Toulon.

Jones stated: “Dal Maso is a loopy scientist.

“He’s one of these blokes, he’ll be sitting in the room and banging his fists collectively — he’s acquired the good image of a scrum in his head.

“I’ve by no means met a bloke like him.

“He brings one thing totally different as a result of he’s received so many uncommon ideas.

“He may convey six issues ahead and one of them can be completely sensible.

“It’s a fantastic useful resource for us to have. He floats in, floats out, brings one or two concepts and we work out whether or not it’s good for us to do it.

“There was nice teaching by Neal Hatley too and nice bodily improvement by the gamers.

“They’ve obtained stronger and extra versatile, so we will scrum decrease. It’s a mixture of the gamers and coaches working collectively. We’ve clearly prioritised it.

“We had the scrum session in November towards Wales and there’s the risk of having one other one.”

After beginning their Six Nations defence with a bonus level, Jones additionally reckons his damage-hit squad is bigger than the sum of its elements.

He added: “Our recreation is predicated on collective expertise.

“We don’t have lots of people who can run via brick partitions, we do it by way of collective expertise.”

EDDIE JONES refused to place the boot in on Wales — for now!

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