Jones opens war of words ahead of Wallabies clash


Eddie Jones began the mind games ahead of England's clash with Australia next week, immediately after seeing his side overcome Argentina.

England recovered from seeing Elliot Daly sent off in the fifth minute at Twickenham to record a 27-14 win over the Pumas - their 12th win from as many Tests under Jones.

Almost as soon as the final whistle had sounded, Jones was turning his attention to next Saturday's clash against his countrymen, anticipating more hostile treatment from the Australian press.

"I fancy playing Australia next week, I can't wait and the boys can't wait for it," he told Sky Sports.

"The Australian media were very disrespectful to us on the summer tour so I'm expecting more of their rubbish.

"We're going to meet with the referees, Australia are also invited to come, to discuss scrummaging."

Reacting to the win over Argentina, Jones defended Daly and praised the performance of referee Pascal Gauzere, who also sent off  the Pumas' Enrique Pieretto for a stamp as well as issuing four yellows.

"It was an error in judgement, he [Daly] will get over it," Jones said. "The boys will support him tonight and he'll be fine.

"He [Gauzere] was busy wasn't he! For work-rate he definitely gets a nine out of 10. He made those decisions, they're always tough decisions and I'm not going to question them.

"There was plenty of drama, it was like 10 episodes of Eastenders all rolled in one!

"Our team was brilliant today, the way we adapted and coped with the problems put before us, our senior players today were absolutely outstanding."