EDDIE Jones does not visit local clubs very often, so Oxford Harlequins’ minis and juniors took it upon themselves to savour every minute.

The England head coach was a special guest at Marston Ferry Road on Thursday as more than 50 children, aged between 7-16, were put through their paces at the week-long Tuilagi Pre-Season Rugby Camp.

Jones spent an hour talking to the group, giving playing advice, sharing jokes and answering questions.

“Who is your favourite England player?,” one Quins youngster asked.

Jones replied with a smile: “The starting XV, the subs bench and the eight I leave behind.”

The 57-year-old was invited by former Samoa star Freddie Tuilagi, who runs the camp.

And if that was not enough excitement, his brother and England international Manu also made an appearance later in the day.

Quins’ youth chairman Stuart Wells said: “Eddie’s so witty, but insightful at the same time.

“He was just being himself with them and it was lovely to see.

“They hung on his every word and he made them feel at ease.”

Wells added: “He stayed around for quite a while at the end signing shirts and certificates for completing the training camp.

“He’s one of the best guys we’ve ever had at the club and what an opportunity to sit at the feet of Eddie Jones, Freddie Tuilagi and Manu Tuilagi – it was brilliant.”