A lot has changed in the six years since England thundered through Australia on their last tour down under. Eddie Jones arrived on Wednesday very much the man under pressure.
The eyes smiled under the mandatory mask at Perth Airport. Like any returning Australian, there would have been part of Jones that reflexively relaxed upon re-entry to the vast skies of his home country.
But there is nothing relaxed about his position as England coach in his seventh season and Jones’ defensive rhetoric on the eve of his departure spoke volumes about how he is positioning this England team.
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