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Eddie Jones brushes off Jim Telfer’s barb and prepares England for ‘war’

• England head coach labels Telfer’s Twickenham jibe ‘ridiculous’
• Jones says Saturday’s Twickenham match is latest Anglo-French war

Eddie Jones has given the Six Nations pot a vigorous stir on the eve of this year’s tournament by dismissing the notion of English arrogance as “absolutely ridiculous” and revealing his squad have been discussing the key battles of the hundred years war ahead of the opening Test against France on Saturday.

England’s players, according to Jones, were challenged by Paul Gustard, their defence coach, this week to guess how many times their country had fought against France. “We’ve got one staff member, he is into history,” Jones said.

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