Ready, Eddie, go: Mind games begin for Jones and Erasmus

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Ready, Eddie, go: Mind games begin for Jones and Erasmus

Will Boks change playing style to one that resembles the battle plan they deploy against the All Blacks?

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You’d be forgiven for thinking England would be prone to suffering analysis paralysis ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) final against SA.

Head coach Eddie Jones has four assistant coaches including John Mitchell who has coached the All Blacks, team manager Richard Hill who played 71 Tests for England, a head strength and conditioning coach and his two assistants, a sports scientist, and a performance analyst. That excludes all the team’s medical staff.

It is such a generously proportioned coaching squad that information overload has to be guarded against. ..

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