England coach Eddie Jones was stopped by customs officers at Brsibane Airport.
England coach Eddie Jones was stopped by customs officers at Brsibane Airport. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

The games begin as Jones has bags searched

ENGLAND coach Eddie Jones would have known he'd be in for a bumpy ride ahead of the three-Test tour of Australia.

But his troubles began as soon as he touched down at Brisbane airport on Thursday morning.

Jones was pushed into a queue to have his bags searched by customs officials.

The former Wallabies mentor said he expected nothing less from the locals who he expected to give him a tough time before next Saturday's opening Test at Suncorp Stadium.

"Everything that's done around the game is going to be co-ordinated, all co-ordinated to help Australia win," Jones, who coached the Wallabies to the 2003 World Cup final, told journalists.

"I just went through immigration and I got shunted through the area where everything got checked. That's what I'm expecting, mate.

"We've got to be good enough to control what we can control."

Jones has led England to six consecutive victories and led the Poms to a Six Nations grand slam after taking over from Stuart Lancaster following a disastrous home World Cup in which England was knocked out in the group stage.


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