Eddie Jones has fired back at Warren Gatland after the Wales coach questioned whether England have peaked too early by overwhelming New Zealand.
“Well, guys, can you just send my best wishes to Warren to make sure he enjoys the third and fourth place play-off,” Jones said at a press conference on Monday.
Jones and Gatland have enjoyed many war of words down the years and the outgoing Wales boss on Saturday made a pointed remark about England’s crushing win against the world champions.
“We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t always turn up for a final,” Gatland said.
“So it will be interesting to see how England are next week and it could be a good game.”