Jones has tarnished his legacy in Australia - Cheika

  • Jones has tarnished his legacy in Australia - Cheika

Jones has tarnished his legacy in Australia - Cheika

Australia head coach Michael Cheika yesterday ripped into the England opposition he will be facing at Twickenham on Saturday, turning his fire on Eddie Jones and the side's scrum.

Cheika responded to those statements today and suggested that the former Australia head coach may have compromised his reputation at home.

Jones, whose side will equal their record winning streak of 14 if they beat the Wallabies on Saturday, stepped on to the offensive before the 3-0 series win in June, revealing his plans to play "Bodyline" rugby, and claimed having his bag searched at Brisbane airport was part of a "co-ordinated" plan to help the Wallabies win the first Test. It's always hard when you go back into a tournament against teams you have coached before and you don't know how to play it.

"Do you stay reserved or do you go out there and get stuck into them?"

Eddie Jones put England's pack through their paces in training on Tuesday as he continues to flawless their scrummaging technique ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia.

"There was a lot of vitriol about Australia, his home nation", Cheika told reporters at a press conference in London ahead of Saturday's clash between England and Australia at Twickenham.

"Personally, if you want to leave a legacy somewhere you don't hit back at it do you when you leave". "Phipps played in all three [Tests] in the summer so I know him pretty well, the boys know him pretty well".

Cheika said he would have gone about things differently if he went back to a country that gave him so many coaching opportunities.

"I've been really proud of how we've taken to different teams this year", Hooper said.

"I didn't coach the national team there, but that's the choice he wants to make, and he thinks is best for his team". I think [HOILES] was a bit rattled by it as he's only new in the media. "But I don't think there's disrespect from our end but that's the way she rolls".

The Wallabies are also likely to be without the services of flanker Dean Mumm, who will appear before the judiciary following a citing for a risky tackle against Irish prop Tadhg Furlong.

Jones said those issues were ones he would address with match referee Jaco Peyper before the game on Saturday (Sunday 0130 AEDT). But it's good experience for him I suppose to get in the fire.

"I made my calls the other night, the ball is in their court now". It's probably where Australia is at the moment.

"We have an Argentinian scrum coach and all we do is scrum square and try get as much weight as possible".

"We don't have a lot of referees on the panel, we've only got one on the panel. We've got to get more referees up there and involved at that level, because of the top-tier nations, we have the least representation at the referees' table".