Eddie Jones was the outsider with something to prove, the part-Asian kid who found life tough during his upbringing in Australia.

"Little old me against the big bad world," seems to be the resulting theme to his life.

But he's pushing the underdog line into la-la land when he uses it as head coach of England, the richest union in world rugby.


Saturday night's World Cup semifinal between the All Blacks and England is a showdown between two Goliaths. One of those monsters more than lives up to reputation, while the other is among world sport's biggest duds.