Eddie Jones’ attention to detail has been hailed as the England coach bids to achieve a Rugby World Cup ambition that was nurtured in Brighton.

Brighton College rugby master Nick Buoy has given an insight into how Jones and his backroom team work having enjoyed a unique chance to see them in action at close quarters.

Japan were stationed at the college during the 2015 Rugby World Cup when Jones was their coach.

And, when former Australia coach Jones was appointed to the Red Rose top job, he extended that link-up by bringing England to the south coast for training camps.

Now, four years on, much of what has been worked on in that period could bear fruit tomorrow morning when England play South Africa in the final in Yokohama City.

Buoy was stunned by the depth of the preparations insisted upon by former PE teacher Jones.

He said: “The level of detail is incredible.

“The intensity of the sessions and planning was pretty amazing.

“We were very fortunate to see the sessions, and also be involved in some of the team meetings, so to see it all come together now in a Rugby World Cup is cool.”

Buoy added: “Meetings are all different.

“Sometimes there is a lot of player input, which he likes and has been quite public about.

“But it is the amount of detail they go into on the opposition, which was very evident against New Zealand in the semi-final.

“The lineout was incredible. I think they knew the New Zealand lineout calls better than New Zealand!

“That will be so important in the final because I think the South Africans have lost something stupid like just one line out in the whole tournament so far.”

A film, The Miracle of Brighton, has been made about Japan’s legendary win over South Africa at the Amex - or Brighton and Hove Community Stadium as it was for the World Cup on these shores.

That miracle, though, was based on studious work done at Brighton College.

“The build-up to the South Africa game with Japan was amazing because they had worked out the average height of the South African and the average height of the Japanese players,” said Buoy.

“It was something like a foot difference so they said they want to play the game a foot off the ground.

“I don’t know if people remember but Japan’s kick-offs and drop outs were all along the ground.”

That will not work against the Springboks but Buoy says Jones will be using the grey matter to try to get an edge.

Buoy said: “His driving force is to work out what opponents do, try to counter it or do something that they don’t want to do.”

Jones has taken flak over the years for his out-of-the-box methods. A raft of injuries after a judo session at the college led to questions.

But Buoy says a look at Jones’ background reveals all you need to know about his mentality.

He said: “He’s a PE teacher at heart. He is all about learning and development and working towards something longer term.

“Whilst he got a hard time for all those sessions, he knew while short-term it might not have been ideal, the long term aim of it all was to get himself into this position.

“It’s tricky, though, as you’ve put all your eggs in one basket and if you don’t succeed at the World Cup then you’re going to be given a hard time.

“I think he’s always had this long term goal and is willing to sacrifice perhaps performance short-term for longer-term development and maybe being successful at a World Cup.

“That is the feeling you get all the time.”

And Buoy says his empathy with players and staff alike is a great strength.

“Eddie has been on the bucket and sponge and he has an empathy with the physio,” said Buoy.

“He’s had to drive the bus when he was a teacher and knows what it is like to do that.

“He’s had the experience of all these things and it gives him an advantage.”

He added: “He’s socially very intelligent. He will be prickly when he needs to be prickly but also have a soft touch when he needs a soft touch.

“He’s very caring and nurturing of players if he thinks that’s what they need but he can also turn the screw a little bit if he thinks that’s the best way forward and it will depend on the individual and what will get the best out of them.

“It goes back to that teacher mentality of working out how to get the best out of your students.”

Jones took sessions with the 1st XV at Brighton College last year.

Buoy also got to work with him before England left for Japan.

He said: “I did a charity coaching session with him just before he left at Pennyhill Park, which was great.

“It’s lovely to be able to co-coach with him for a couple of hours and see how he works.

“He works people out very quickly and then he works out what buttons to push to get the best out of them. It’s cool.”