"The Lions put a lot of pressure on the All Blacks in areas they didn't enjoy and were able to get them off rhythm and off tempo".
Pollard booted South Africa, missing key men with the Test falling outside the official global window, into an early lead after Kyle Sinckler strayed offside and England were a man down with 15 minutes played when Itoje was shown a yellow card.
"When our boys played for the Lions we got them to do notes about what they felt worked and didn't work".
New Zealand have a 91% winning record in Tests since the 2015 World Cup but Jones said the squad are "excited about playing the best team in the world". When they win the whole country's buoyant, when they lose GDP falls and unemployment goes up. If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked.
"There's no magic formula - it's not like Pythagoras' theorem".
The Australian official could have awarded South Africa a penalty which, had it gone over, would have seen the visitors snatch victory in the opening match of their European tour.
"First and foremost, you've got to have some form of relationship that allows you to get on with each other".
"Sounds simple but their win rate of 91 per cent shows you it's not simple".
Eddie Jones also hopes the input of the former All Blacks coach John Mitchell, now in England's camp, will enable his side to "climb Everest" by toppling the world's No 1 side on Saturday.
"As I've said quite consistently, I leave the TMO to make the decision - they have that much time to make the decision so if they can't make the decision there is no use me making an opinion on it". So has their scrum and the depth of their players.
Jones, however, was in chippy mood when asked if Saturday's success had been the most important win of his near three-years in charge of England.
With New Zealand coming what has been the main message to the players?
"Manu is back and progressing well - we're cautiously optimistic he'll be available this week, the same with Courtney Lawes".