Warren Gatland snaps back at Eddie Jones ahead of Six Nations finale
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has fired back at England head coach Eddie Jones after the Australian said that his side looked a bit 'fatigued' ahead of their Grand Slam decider with Ireland on Saturday.
Wales will look to secure their first Grand Slam win since 2012 while Joe Schmidt's Ireland will look to keep their faint championship hopes alive and will need to rely on some help from Scotland against England if they are to defend their crown.
England coach Eddie Jones says Wales "look a bit tired" after making more tackles than any other team in the Six Nations. In fact, it's England who have made the most tackles (793), compared to 660 by Wales. Oops! #factcheckEddie
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"What the hell is Eddie Jones doing talking about our game?," Gatland asked.
"If it was me, I would be concentrating on playing Scotland. I've got no comment on Eddie Jones talking about us.
"If you look at the stats, England have made a hell of a lot more tackles than us in this tournament.
"My advice to Eddie is to concentrate on the Scotland match."
Meanwhile for Ireland Rob Kearney returns to the backline after his late withdrawal against France last week, while Schmidt was forced to reshuffle his pack on account of Josh van der Flier's injury.