Any ideas, Eddie? Wallabies star Samu Kerevi reveals he speaks recurrently to England boss Jones, however insists the Australian has remained tight-lipped on his plans forward of Take a look at sequence
- Wallabies star Samu Kerevi reveals he ‘speaks recurrently’ with Eddie Jones
- England tackle Australia in first of three Checks in Perth subsequent weekend
- England have received their final eight Take a look at in opposition to Australia relationship again to 2016
- However the guests have endured a tough Six Nations this previous summer season
Australia centre Samu Kerevi has revealed he has been involved with England head coach Eddie Jones ‘throughout the year’ forward of the 2 groups assembly in a crunch three-Take a look at sequence.
Kerevi admitted in April he had been working instantly with Jones at Japanese aspect Suntory Sungoliath – the membership at which Jones has held a consultancy position for greater than 20 years.
However his closeness with gamers from England’s rivals has lengthy raised questions of a battle of curiosity.
Samu Kerevi has credited Eddie Jones with serving to him develop his recreation
Kerevi is about to start out Australia’s first Take a look at in opposition to England in Perth per week on Saturday.
‘He’s one of many prime coaches in world rugby, however he’s additionally a prime bloke,’ Kerevi stated of Jones.
‘I talked to him throughout the year and he sends me messages. When you sit down with him, he’s acquired some nice learnings for me as a participant. That’s what I really like about him.
Jones and England tackle Australia in Perth within the first of three Checks subsequent weekend
‘He gives me pointers of where I can get better. When he’s at Suntory, he needs the staff and the organisation to get higher. It’s nothing to do with the Wallabies or England.
‘He’s simply there to assist these Japanese gamers and the foreigners.’
The very fact Jones helps England’s opposition gamers enhance will little question infuriate the nation’s supporters after a 12 months through which the staff has received simply two matches.
The Wallabies have misplaced their final eight Checks in opposition to England, with the latest defeat coming in November final 12 months once they have been outclassed 32-15 at Twickenham (above)
England misplaced 4 of their six video games within the Six Nations, beating solely Italy and Wales.
They travelled to Australia this week on the again of a humiliating 52-21 defeat by a 14-man Barbarians aspect.
The RFU have continually insisted they don’t have any issues with Jones’ Suntory position whereas it’s understood the person himself feels he advantages from it simply as a lot as gamers like Kerevi do.
‘I think it’s a storm in a teacup. It’s not like he’s freely giving any England secrets and techniques. He (Jones) is a very prime man,’ stated Kerevi, who apologised to Jones for his revelations after the Six Nations.
Kerevi and Jones fashioned their sturdy relationship at Suntory Goliath, the Japanese membership the Wallabies winger has performed for since 2020 (above)
Kerevi performed in opposition to England as they demolished Australia 40-16 on the 2019 RWC (above)