Eddie Jones expects cheeky dig from Cheika

England mentor Eddie Jones is bracing himself for some cheeky digs from his old sparring companion Michael Cheika, but he expects present-day Wallabies coach Dave Rennie to get a minimal-critical solution.

Jones and Cheika are buddies, and they in no way squandered a prospect to consider a pot shot at each other when Cheika was mentor of the Wallabies.

It was often Jones who had the past snicker, with the 62-yr-previous taking pleasure in a great 8- file against the Wallabies through his stint as England mentor.

Even with Cheika’s reign as Wallabies mentor ending in 2019, Jones is anticipating the 55-year-old to pop up with some barbs through the approaching 3-Test sequence concerning Australia and England, which starts in Perth on July 2.

“It was generally excellent enjoyment towards Cheika,” Jones explained.

“Obtaining that working experience of taking part in in opposition to every single other, figuring out every other reasonably effectively and then having a bit of exciting on the global phase … it definitely extra a bit to the games.

“Dave (Rennie) is a quite respected coach, but I really don’t imagine we’ll have the same degree of conversation that we experienced with Cheika.

“I see Cheika’s continue to on the tv wanting pretty wise. I’m absolutely sure he is going to be creating some feedback somewhere along the line.”

Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi unveiled this week that he has been in frequent speak to with Jones to obtain guidance about his activity.

The link arrives from Kerevi remaining a section of Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath, the place Jones has held a lengthy-expression consultancy role.

Jones brushed off any recommendations that him communicating with Kerevi was a conflict of interest forward of the 3-Take a look at collection.

“I you should not see any (conflict),” Jones mentioned.

“I’m a rugby mentor, I like to support players. I love coaching players.”

England winger Jonny May well is in question for the first Take a look at in Perth following tests beneficial to COVID-19.

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