It may come as some surprise to hear it has taken a New Zealander to hammer home just how much England hate losing to “disliked” Australia this week. John Mitchell, the defence coach, has only been in the role a couple of months but has called on England to recognise there is universal animosity towards them and create an us-versus-them mentality as they seek a sixth straight win against the Wallabies under Eddie Jones. “I still think there’s a place for you to realise how much it means and the fact you hate coming second to somebody that you dislike,” said Mitchell.
Written by Gerard Meagher
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