All Blacks vs England: Eddie Jones wants Spice Girls to play during haka

  • 09/11/2018

England coach Eddie Jones claims he will pay little attention when the All Blacks perform the haka on Sunday (NZ time) - joking that he would not notice if the Spice Girls were singing instead.

The clash at Twickenham will be the first time England have face the current world champions in four years.

Previous All Blacks renditions of their customary challenge at Twickenham have been met with cries of 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' from home fans, but the exchange will pass Jones by.

Jones said he doesn't care what the All Blacks throw at his side, he'll be more than up to the challenge.

"At that stage of the game, they could be playing the Spice Girls and I wouldn't know what's being played," Jones said.

"They're making a comeback aren't they, the Spice Girls? Maybe they could sing at that time. It's got no relevance to me at all."

The sport's governing body, World Rugby, has instructed teams to respect the traditional challenge.

The British pop group - minus Victoria Beckham - announced a comeback tour this week with six confirmed UK performances dates.

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