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Pressure on 'spoilt' Eddie Jones and England says Australia's Stephen Larkham

Larkham has goaded Jones ahead of Saturday's Cook Cup clash. Photo: PA

Eddie Jones is "spoilt" by the resources available to him as England boss, according to Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham.

Larkham has goaded Jones ahead of Saturday's Cook Cup clash at Twickenham by declaring that the financial support provided by the Rugby Football Union places him under pressure to deliver results.

So far Jones has done just that by overseeing four wins over the team he coached from 2001 to 2005 as part of a sequence of 20 victories from 21 Tests, but this weekend he faces the biggest home game of the year against a resurgent Australia.

"If you look at the resources they have over here, he's probably a little bit spoilt from where he's come from," said Larkham, number two to Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Stephen Larkham says Eddie Jones resources are pretty much unlimited as England coach. Credit: PA

"There's always going to be pressure when you've got pretty much unlimited resources around you.

"The facilities he has now are top-class and they've got plenty of resources in and around the team to make the most of the situation.

"Their facilities at Pennyhill Park are pretty phenomenal and then just the amount of staff they can have - consultants coming in, squad sizes, players to choose from and support from the RFU.

"Pressure comes with that, doesn't it? When you've got all those resources and you've had the record you've had, that's the expectation. That's where the pressure comes from."

Jones has yet to engage in a war of words with Australia, a departure from his normal tact in the build-up to matches against the team he left under a cloud in 2005.

After Wales were dispatched in Cardiff last Saturday, Cheika turned on those pundits predicting a routine 3-0 whitewash of wins for England this autumn.