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Eddie Jones makes spying claims ahead of semi final

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 7:29PM
Jones made the claims at a press conference. (Photo / File)
Jones made the claims at a press conference. (Photo / File)

Eddie Jones makes spying claims ahead of semi final

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tue, 22 Oct 2019, 7:29PM

England coach Eddie Jones has claimed his team were spied on this morning during a training run ahead of their World Cup semifinal against the All Blacks.

In a drama-filled press conference this afternoon, Jones said someone was filming from an apartment overlooking their training ground this morning.

Jones also hit out at the New Zealand media, suggesting they were 'fans with keyboards'.

"There was definitely someone in the apartment block [across from the training ground] filming, it might have been a Japanese fan.

"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."

When asked why he didn't send security personnel to investigate, Jones said: "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."

Asked whether he thought the filming was unethical, Jones jokingly said he had someone at the All Blacks training, too.

"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."

 

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