England rugby coach Eddie Jones is all smiles at a training run.
England rugby coach Eddie Jones is all smiles at a training run. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Jones turns to drone ahead of Wallabies clash

ENGLAND rugby coach Eddie Jones has launched a high-tech drone in a bid to secure every possible advantage ahead of a much-anticipated showdown with the Wallabies.

A drone was seen hovering 30m above England's training base yesterday and Jones later raved about its benefits.

"The drone's fantastic for us. It's another piece of technology that just helps us accelerate the program,” the former Wallabies coach said.

"It allows us to have another piece of vision that sees how well we work off the ball and in rugby work off the ball is just so important.”

England face Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday then take on Australia a week later.

That match looms as a huge occasion as the Wallabies seek some revenge for their 3-0 series loss at home to England earlier this year.

The Wallabies face Ireland in Dublin this weekend and a win there will keep them on track have to complete Australia's first grand slam of victories over the four home nations in 32 years.



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