A self-confessed rugby league fan, Jones was a spectator as the Maroons took on the Brisbane Tigers in the lead-up to next Wednesday's Origin game.
Praising Billy Slater's efforts as coach and his side for a solid Game 1 performance, Jones was asked by News Corp which players could successfully transition from the rugby league field to the rugby union code.
“Munster could play any game, couldn't he?," Jones said via News Corp
“And definitely Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui) could play in the back row in rugby. (David) Fifita would be the same. They would be great backrowers.”
“You've got Munster who is a warrior, isn't he? Whatever team he plays for he makes them play better,” he said.
“Then you've got Harry Grant who has something a bit special around the ruck.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan further doubled down that Jones was not on a scouting mission for future recruits and insisted they were nothing sinister regarding his appearance at the training.
“We want to get back players who played rugby and are maybe playing rugby league now and want to come back,” he said via News Corp.
“We're just focused on the World Cup now. It's challenging, but also a fantastic opportunity because we can't be any lower in rugby at the moment.
“This is our opportunity to create a different picture for people about rugby.”