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'There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming... but we don't care, mate': Eddie Jones claims England were SPIED ON in training ahead of World Cup semi-final against New Zealand Eddie Jones has claimed England were being spied on during training session England are preparing for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand Jones said: 'It's part of the fun of World Cup... we've got someone watching them'

By Chris Foy For Mailonline

Published: 07:08 BST, 22 October 2019 | Updated: 07:23 BST, 22 October 2019

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Eddie Jones has claimed that England were being spied on during their training session ahead of Saturday's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Yokohama.

The national coach revealed that members of the Red Rose tour party became aware of someone filming their session in Chiba, from a building overlooking the pitch. However, Jones refused to directly accuse the All Blacks of being behind the clandestine activity.

Responding to an unrelated question from a reporter at England's new base out at Tokyo Bay, he said: 'I think you've got a long range camera. So you were the bloke up in the apartment block today filming.'

Eddie Jones has claimed England were spied on in training ahead of All Blacks semi-final clash

Eddie Jones has claimed England were spied on in training ahead of All Blacks semi-final clash

When he was asked to clarify what had happened, Jones added: 'There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming, but it might have been a Japanese fan. We don't care, mate. We knew it from the start, but it doesn't change anything. We love it. It's part of the fun of the World Cup. We have got someone there (New Zealand training) now mate!'

Jones has spoken before about the issue of teams spying on each other in the run-up to Tests, but he said: 'I haven't done it since 2001. I used to do it. You

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