At a business lecture on leadership in Japan previous year, Jones referred to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little (expletive) place".
"I'd just like to say I've apologised for the remarks", Jones told reporters at England's Bagshot training base, southwest of London.
Jones and England's governing Rugby Football Union both issued statements of apology on Wednesday and the Australian was in contrite mood as he sought to draw a line under the incident after naming his team to play Ireland.
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South African referee Marius van der Westhuizen has been stood down from his role as an assistant referee for Ireland's Grand Slam clash at Twickenham on Saturday after World Rugby admitted they had erred in clearing him to attend an England training session this week.
The talk came four months after Ireland had ended Jones' 100 per cent record as England coach to end their hopes of a second successive Grand Slam.
Warren Gatland ramped up the pressure on Eddie Jones by warning that his England team could start to unravel if they lose to Ireland at Twickenham tomorrow. But Gatland, who coached the Lions to a 2013 series win in Australia and last year's draw with his native New Zealand, said of Jones: "I've said on a couple of occasions that if he (Jones) gets the opportunity (to coach the Lions) he'd do a good job".
"I'd say angry and I'd say competitive as well", said Hatley of the English mindset.
"I'm still dirty about that game but we'll get that back, don't worry. We have seen in every game the physical contest has been quite enormous so we have to meet that physical challenge and then play smart tactically".More news: Camila Cabello says she's on 'cloud nine' amid Matthew Hussey dating rumors
"So Wales. Who knows Wales? Is there any Welsh people here?"
"So, it's this little shit place, it's got 3 million people; 3 million people; 3 million".
The comment was made after Ireland beat England on St Patrick's Day a year ago - and a video surfaced this week ahead of the showdown in London between the two sides.More news: Stock's Stunning Activities: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)