England got it wrong over Sam Burgess, says Eddie Jones

Jones has reinvigorated England since his appointment as successor to Stuart Lancaster, who paid the price for a pool-stage exit at the World Cup on home soil.

"I have heard a couple of the guys in the Japan team say they would never play under him again because they could not keep up with the workload it was so intense".

It's a bit of carry on, but what will win us the game is aggression, speed, good skills, hunger and being prepared to do whatever it takes.

"Their first game is up against a team that has been undefeated throughout the Six Nations, there will always be rust in that first Test match for a team and that's what the Wallabies will be facing", he said.

Kearns said Jones would make England - then break them.

Jones reported a clean bill of health for his 32-man squad ahead of Thursday's team announcement with preparations beginning in earnest on Monday, when players from Premiership finalists Saracens and Exeter will be re-introduced.

But former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns believes the "fanatical" Jones may end up causing more damage to his own players during his tenure as England coach. "We don't have any excuses", Jones said.

Kepu was granted a release from the final two years of his deal with French club Bordeaux and will now link with the Wallabies upon his return to Australia.

"When you're coaching Australia and playing England, England is the mother country - particularly my generation that were brought up as part of the commonwealth", he admitted. "When you play Test rugby you want to beat everyone".

He took on the Wallabies job in late 2014 following the shock resignation of another Randwick old boy, Ewen McKenzie, and in the space of 12 months created a far more harmonious player group, which also claimed the Rugby Championship ahead of reaching the World Cup decider at Twickenham.

Jones, visiting his native Australia with England for the first time since his appointment as head coach, had his luggage searched by customs officers on arrival at Brisbane Airport.

"I actually know Michael Cheika very well, I think it [keeping Cheika on] has been great business from an Australian rugby point of view", O'Driscoll told Omnisport. "It will be fierce against Australia and I'm looking forward to seeing how we go".

While Cheika indicated last year's Fardy-Pocock-Hooper starting back-row was all but locked in, he said he was losing sleep over the surplus of riches he had in that area.

"We're not going to put that pressure on him".

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