Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Eddie Jones reveling in semi-final circus

He's the joker in the English pack.  

Eddie Jones is at his fourth rugby world cup with four different teams, providing an edge for England as they chase glory in Japan. 

"His coaching style makes things pretty easy," said England flanker Sam Underwood. "He makes the big things small and the small things big."

On Tuesday, Jones put on a big show for the cameras - painting the All Blacks as a team under pressure, even claiming his team had been a victim of spying.

"It's Eddie," said Ben Youngs of his coach's performance. "I enjoyed it, to be fair. 

"But, from us players' point of view, we just concentrate on those bits and let Eddie do his thing."

And as much as the players enjoy Jones' influence, they know the keys to beating the All Blacks this weekend.

Rugby World Cup 2019: England's Eddie Jones reveling in semi-final circus

"Physically, you have to turn up. I think that’s the point of difference cause that applies to most aspects of the game," said Underwood.

"They thrive off line ball and thrive off line breaks on counter-attacks, so defensively you've got to be on the money there. I don't think you can afford to lapse."

If England can do all of that, Jones' famous smile will grow wider than ever.

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