It’s 50 miles from Penrith to Randwick, an hour’s drive from one side of Sydney to the other. Back in the 1980s, the state of England’s modern-day cricket and rugby union teams was shaped between the two. In those days Trevor Bayliss was batting No 3 for Penrith and Eddie Jones was playing hooker for Randwick. Flick through the old Sydney papers and you’ll sometimes find their names side by side in the local results roundups. So the day after New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield, TH Bayliss c & b Rackemann 58, Jones was playing for Sydney in an “80 minute stoush” against a touring team from the USSR.
Written by Andy Bull
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/19/how-eddie-jones-and-trevior-bayliss-can-help-each-other-and-england under the title “Bayliss and Jones: England’s Aussies could learn from each other for World Cup missions | Andy Bull”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.