In Good Conscience

Wordsmith Jones won't rattle All Blacks' Hansen

There is so much mumbo jumbo in sport today that even when the world's biggest heavyweights prepare to rut like angry buffaloes, one side or the other think they can spook the opposition through mere words.

England's rugby coach Eddie Jones spun a yarn the other day about a "spy" pointing a camera at his training session from a high-rise Tokyo tower block.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'Wordsmith Jones won't rattle All Blacks' Hansen'. Print Edition | Subscribe