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West Ham fan Eddie Jones can give Hammers more World Cup bragging rights

West Ham United could have more World Cup bragging rights before they kick off against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Hammers are proud of the huge role their triumvirate of stars Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters played in helping England to their solitary World Cup win back in 1966.

West Ham supporters won’t need reminding that legendary captain Moore skippered England while hat-trick hero Hurst and Peters got all the goals in the 4-2 final victory against the Germans at Wembley.

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1966 and all that

Given the lack of success on the pitch over the last 40 years, West Ham fans always have lifting the World Cup as their ace card.

And a Hammer could be about to help England lift the Rugby World Cup too.

West Ham have quite a roster of celebrity fans. It is an elite crowd which includes a WWE superstar, five champion boxers, top golfers, countless world famous actors, TV presenters, politicians and even The Queen herself!

England rugby coach Eddie Jones is also on the list.

As Jones fine-tuned his preparations in the big build-up to the 2019 World Cup a couple of years ago, he invited then West Ham boss David Moyes and his assistant Stuart Pearce along to an England training camp.

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Eddie Jones the boyhood Hammer

And Jones revealed to the club’s official website he was a boyhood Hammer growing up thousands of miles away on the Australian island of Tasmania.

“I told him Stuart I used to be a West Ham supporter,” revealed Jones, as reported by

“I used to love Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking, Frank Lampard – and that Claret and light Blue jersey I liked.

“They had those big tough defenders and Brooking was the artist at the front. He always reminded me of (Australia cricketer) Greg Chappell playing football.

“It was interesting talking [with Stuart] about how David Moyes is trying to revive West Ham now.”

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Cult club West Ham’s celebrity following

The world’s best ever pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather recently pledged his allegiance to the Hammers.

And he joins an illustrious list. It also includes the likes of John Cleese, Matt Damon, Barrack Obama and The Queen.

If Jones can lead England to glory against South Africa it will give West Ham fans some more bragging rights.

If Manuel Pellegrini’s side can beat Newcastle it will complete a perfect double.

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