Crossing the equator has not dulled the coaching ardour of England boss Eddie Jones or hushed his sniping volleys at opponents.

Jones criticised the Wallabies, the sleep-inducing Super rugby series and then lined up Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson for his latest snipe at the Australian setup ahead of his side's June visit.

Jones' taunts come after Gibson blamed him for ruining the attacking style of a generation of rugby players when he coached the Brumbies before moving onto the Wallabies.

"So we get some guy coming in on the coat-tail of Cheik (Michael Cheika) and then tries to change his team and play like a Kiwi side and then blame a coach from ten years ago? That is pretty red hot," Jones replied.


"We've seen it with Robbie Deans; we don't want Australian sides to play like New Zealand sides. That's the great thing Cheik's done with the Wallabies - he's got them playing like an Australian team, not copying a Kiwi side.

"I was never a development coach. I coached the Brumbies, I coached the Wallabies and I coached the Reds. I never went around preaching and telling coaches how to coach. I don't think a national coach ever has. That's a job for a technical director."

"He (Gibson) doesn't even know the difference between a national coach and a technical director."

Meanwhile Jones confirmed he is looking at former Souths player Ben Te'o as a midfield back for the Australian tour if he is eligible.

"He's got a great fend, he can carry through contact, he's got a good short passing game and he likes to hit people. And if you've got someone standing at 12 [inside centre] that can do that, they're pretty handy."

Jones added he wanted to bring an "arrogant" team to Australia for the three test series in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

He believes England have the potential to be the top side in the world as they build towards the 2019 World Cup.

"If we can keep pushing that (England) talent to work harder, there's no reason why we can't be the best team in the world," Jones told media in Australia.

"We've got to be on front foot and going at Australia and hopefully we'll see a great series of rugby which will help Bill Pulver out because he needs some money down there, hey? He might have to give me a commission."

Jones said the Super rugby expansion had diluted the competition standards and increasing the number of Australian teams was "the worst decision the ARU ever made."

"We (Australia) used to have three teams of which two used to be very competitive and one might struggle a little bit. Now you've got one team that's good, two teams that are struggling and two teams that don't even know what their name is."