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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 September, 2004, 07:29 GMT 08:29 UK
Jones ready for new England
WALLABIES' TEST SCHEDULE
Australia coach Eddie Jones
6 Nov: v Scotland
13 Nov: v France
20 Nov: v Scotland
27 Nov: v England
Australia coach Eddie Jones expects England to revert to a forward-dominated style under Andy Robinson.

"Robinson's a confrontational sort of coach," Jones said as he announced his squad ahead of their November tour.

"Bath played a very confrontational-style of game under him, very strong in the forwards, so I think England will go back to that particular style.

"They will maybe go away from the 'wind in the hair' style they were playing over the last couple of seasons."

Jones, who enjoyed some famous verbal sparring with Robinson's predecessor Sir Clive Woodward, believes England will be a "very different side" under Robinson.

"They'll have a new captain for starters, they'll have a new coach and I dare say they will have a new approach to the way they play the game," he added.

Jones is also relishing the prospect of taking on Six Nations champions France in Paris on 13 November, a fortnight before the Wallabies' Twickenham date.

"France have been everyone's tip as the best side in the world over the last 24 months," Jones noted.

"They won the Six Nations quite convincingly, so they are going to be very tough opposition.

"We're looking forward to playing against those two northern hemisphere heavyweights."




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