Eddie Jones says facing the USA will be like playing against "15 Donald Trumps".

  • England rugby head coach Eddie Jones says facing the USA will be like facing "15 Donald Trumps" who will come out "all guns blazing."
  • The two nations face off at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday.
  • England is widely expected to win the encounter at Japan's Kobe Misaki Stadium., but Jones is refusing to take anything for granted, insisting USA coach Gary Gold's men will be up for the challenge.
  • "It's going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there," said Jones, according to Sky Sports. "So we'll have to be on our job, because we know they're going to give it everything they've got."
  • Gold responded by saying: "I don't know what it means."
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rugby head coach Eddie Jones says facing the USA will be like facing "15 Donald Trumps" because they will come out "all guns blazing".

The two nations face off on Thursday at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in what will be England's second game of the Rugby World Cup - it beat Tonga 35-3 on Sunday - and the USA's first.

"They're going to come out all guns blazing," Jones said, according to Sky Sports. "It's going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there, so we'll have to be on our job, because we know they're going to give it everything they've got, just like Tonga did.

"That's great for us because we'll have to be at our best."

USA head coach Gary Gold did not bite on Jones' bait, saying: "At this stage, with all due respect, we're not a good enough rugby team to be making comments or answers to questions like that.

"I don't know what it means."

England is widely expected to beat Gold's USA side, who have won just three games in Rugby World Cup history, when they face off on Thursday.

However, it will have to do so with a significantly changed side from the one that beat Tonga on Sunday.

Eddie Jones is set to make 10 changes to his starting XV for the USA game, including dropping key men Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs, and Manu Tuilagi, while handing World Cup debuts to Ruaridh McConnochie, Joe Cokanasiga, and Piers Francis, according to the BBC.

"We have looked at some players that would benefit not playing in this game, so have kept them out of the 23," the Australian born coach told the BBC.

"But it is a great opportunity for another set of players to do the team proud."

England's clash with the USA kicks off at 11.45 a.m. GMT/6.45 a.m. ET on Thursday.

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