Advertisement
Phil Egan
Phil Egan

07:47 22 Oct 2019



Share this article


England head coach Eddie Jones believes someone may have been spying on today's (Tuesday) training session in Tokyo ahead of their World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

Jones stirred things up by claiming someone was filming from an apartment overlooking their training ground.

"There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming, it might have been a Japanese fan," Jones said.

"You just don't need to do it anymore. You can watch everyone's training on Youtube. There's absolutely no value in that anymore."

The England head coach was asked why he didn't send security personnel to investigate: "Don't care, mate. Don't care".

"We knew from the start that they were filming and it doesn't change anything we do.

"We have two security guards - Prince Harry's… and the ex-Prime Minister's. Only those two. Lovely blokes."

Jones then joked he had also sent someone to watch New Zealand train, adding: "We used to do it [secretly film opposition training sessions]. I haven't done it since 2001. There's no need.

"Everyone knows what everyone else does. There's no surprises in world rugby anymore."

He wasn't done there, as he then had a go at the New Zealand media.

"Someone has to ask questions, mate because the New Zealand media doesn't. You guys are just fans with keyboards, so someone's got to ask them some questions about what's going on.

"The English media, as I said, one week ago I was going to get sacked. We couldn't play. So we deal with a completely different situation."

England will face the All Blacks in Saturday’s semi-final in Yokohama.

Everyone’s in the Team Of Us.

Vodafone. The Official Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Team.


Share this article


Read more about

Eddie Jones England Japan New Zealand Rugby World Cup

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

10:00-13:00

Share

Up next

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

13:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

10:00-13:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on