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Wallabies star Samu Kerevi reveals he speaks regularly to England boss Eddie Jones

Any tips, Eddie? Wallabies star Samu Kerevi reveals he speaks regularly with England boss Jones but insists the Australian has kept tight-lipped about his plans ahead of the test series

  • Wallabies star Samu Kerevi reveals he ‘speaks regularly’ with Eddie Jones
  • England take on Australia in the first of three tests in Perth next weekend
  • England have won their last eight Test against Australia dating back to 2016
  • But the visitors endured a difficult Six Nations last summer

Australian center Samu Kerevi has revealed he has been in contact with England head coach Eddie Jones ‘all year’ ahead of the two-team meeting in a crunch-three Test series.

Kerevi admitted in April that he had worked directly with Jones at Japan’s Suntory Sungoliath – the club where Jones has held an advisory position for over 20 years.

But his close relationship with players from England’s rivals has long raised questions about conflicts of interest.

Samu Kerevi credited Eddie Jones for helping develop his game

Samu Kerevi credited Eddie Jones for helping develop his game

Kerevi is set to start Australia’s first Test against England in Perth a week on Saturday.

“He’s one of the best coaches in the world of rugby, but he’s also a top man,” Kerevi said of Jones.

“I’ve been talking to him all year and he’s messaging me. When you sit down with him, he has great lessons for me as a player. That’s what I love about him.

Jones and England take on the first of three tests in Perth next weekend

Jones and England take on the first of three tests in Perth next weekend

“He gives me directions where I can improve. When he is at Suntory, he wants the team and the organization to get better. It has nothing to do with the Wallabies or England.

“He’s just there to help those Japanese players and the foreigners.”

The fact that Jones is helping England’s opposition players improve will no doubt infuriate the country’s supporters after a year in which the team has won just two games.

The Wallabies have lost their last eight Tests to England, with the most recent defeat coming in November last year when they were outclassed 32-15 at Twickenham (above)

The Wallabies have lost their last eight Tests to England, with the most recent defeat coming in November last year when they were outclassed 32-15 at Twickenham (above)

England lost four of their six matches in the Six Nations, beating only Italy and Wales.

They traveled to Australia this week after a humiliating 52-21 defeat to a 14-man Barbarian side.

The RFU has consistently insisted that they have no problem with Jones’ Suntory role, while the man himself believes it benefits him just as much as players like Kerevi.

“I think it’s a storm in a teacup. It’s not like he’s giving up English secrets. He (Jones) is really a top man,” said Kerevi, who apologized to Jones for his revelations after the Six Nations.

Kerevi and Jones formed their strong relationship at Suntory Goliath, the Japanese club the Wallabies winger has played for since 2020 (above)

Kerevi and Jones formed their strong relationship at Suntory Goliath, the Japanese club the Wallabies winger has played for since 2020 (above)

Kerevi played against England as they destroyed Australia 40-16 at the RWC 2019 (above)

Kerevi played against England as they destroyed Australia 40-16 at the RWC 2019 (above)

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