Eddie Jones is prepared for the brazen antics of former Australian boss Michael Cheiki

Round 2! Eddie Jones is set for the cheeky kicks of former Australian boss Michael Cheiki of the TV studio after the infamous war on the words of the couple on England’s last visit to Down Under

  • Eddie Jones says he’s ready for another war of words with Michael Cheika
  • During England’s previous visit to Down Under
  • Cheika has now moved to TV studio, but Jones expects ‘cheeky kicks’

England coach Eddie Jones gears up for some brazen attacks from his old partner Michael Cheiki but expects current Wallabies coach Dave Rennie to take a subdued approach.

Jones and Cheika are friends and never missed a chance to throw themselves at each other when Cheika was the Wallabies coach.

It was always Jones who had the last laugh, and the 62-year-old enjoyed an excellent 8-0 score against Wallabies during his career as England coach.

Jones takes his England team down for a test series

Cheika was shocked by Jones' mind games on her previous visit to England

Eddie Jones (L) is ready for Michael Cheiki (R )’s “cheeky kick” in Australia this winter

Despite Cheika being a Wallabies coach that ends in 2019, Jones expects the 55-year-old to appear with some pesky during the upcoming series of three tests between Australia and England, which begins on July 2 in Perth.

“There’s always been a lot of fun going up against Cheika,” Jones said.

“Experiencing playing against each other, getting to know each other fairly well, and then some international fun… that certainly added a bit to the game.

“Dave (Rennie) is a very respected coach, but I don’t think we’ll have the same level of interaction as with Cheika.

England is in Australia ahead of a series of three tests against the Wallabies

England is in Australia ahead of a series of three tests against the Wallabies

Jones (L) has played mind games against Cheice (R) and expects former Wallabies boss to try to pay back this winter when he takes to the TV studio for the series Test

Jones (L) has played mind games against Cheice (R) and expects former Wallabies boss to try to pay back this winter when he takes to the TV studio for the series Test

“I can see Cheika still looks very smart on TV. I’m sure he’ll make some comments along the way.

The Wallabies Center, Samu Kerevi, revealed this week that he is in constant contact with Jones to receive advice about his game.

Link is from Kerevi, part of the Japanese Suntory Sungoliath club where Jones has held a long-standing advisory role.

Jones dismissed any suggestion that communicating with Kerevi was a conflict of interest prior to a series of three tests.

“I don’t see any (conflict),” Jones said.

“I am a rugby coach, I like helping players. I like to train players. “

England winger Jonny May has doubts about the first Perth test after testing positive for COVID-19.

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