RugbyU: 'Respectful' Jones Chips Back At Cheika

RugbyU: 'Respectful' Jones chips back at Cheika

LONDON, Dec 2, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 02nd Dec, 2016 ) - England coach Eddie Jones responded to Australia counterpart Michael Cheika's claim he had a "chip on his shoulder" by promising Friday to remain "respectful" ahead of Saturday's clash at Twickenham.

This week has seen Jones, the Wallabies' coach when they lost the 2003 World Cup final to England in Sydney, again insist that both he and his current side were treated with a lack of respect during a 3-0 series win in Australia earlier this year But Cheika, whom All Blacks coach Steve Hansen accused of being "bullied" in the media by Jones in June, said Thursday the England boss needed a chip on his shoulder even when things were going well.

"It doesn't worry me at all," said Jones, who played alongside Cheika at Sydney club Randwick. "Everyone makes a choice in life about what they say and how they behave. If that is how he wants to behave that's entirely up to him." "Rugby is a respectful game and we represent all the kids playing rugby, supporters and we want to behave in a respectful way.

" Both coaches have questioned the legality of the other side's scrum this week, with Jones lighting the fuse immediately after England's 27-14 win over Argentina at Twickenham last weekend.

The verbal jousting has been non-stop ever since, but Jones said Friday: "We are just worried about our preparation. We have made one comment about Australia in terms of scrummaging and they are the most improved team in world rugby, with a good coach and coaching staff." Australia come into Saturday's game on the back of a 27-24 loss to Ireland in Dublin last weekend and Jones said: "Defeat always hurts and there will be someone hurting tomorrow.

"You have to carry that defeat and make sure we keep the game in its proper state. The great games of the world -- golf, tennis and rugby -- stand alone because they have standards of behaviour."