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Japan plot fast route to ‘emotionally smash’ Eddie Jones’s England

• Masakatsu Nishikawa returns fire at former coach • ‘Sometimes size doesn’t work for you,’ says Jamie JosephIf you are looking for a little hint of Eddie Jones’s lingering influence on Japanese rugby, have a read of what the flanker Masakatsu Nishikaw…

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Joe Cokanasiga makes England debut as one of 11 changes for Japan match

• Fijian-born 21-year-old on right wing as Jones rings the changes• Farrell and Hartley are among the front-line players omittedJoe Cokanasiga will make his England debut on Saturday as one of 11 new faces brought into Eddie Jones’s new-look side to fa…

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The Breakdown | It was tough on Sam Underhill, but England try was rightly disallowed

Courtney Lawes took a gamble and lost when he charged down TJ Perenara’s kick against the All Blacks. The referee was correctSam Underhill may be one of England’s youngest, least experienced players but he reacted to one of the biggest disappointments …

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Eddie Jones steps up preparations for Japan by having a sushi night

• Head coach wants to minimise ‘cultural stress’ of World Cup• Jones surprised players with sushi meal on TuesdayEddie Jones has stepped up his efforts to help his squad acclimatise to playing next year’s World Cup in Japan by arranging a sushi night a…

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Japan captain Leitch says his side will not bow down at Twickenham

• Rank outsiders Japan believe they can beat England• Eddie Jones says his side need to be aggressive or risk an upsetThe Japan captain, Michael Leitch, insists his side are targeting nothing less than victory against England on Saturday, claiming Eddi…

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England providing ‘public service’ to other nations, says Eddie Jones

• Comments come after Gary Graham switched to Scotland• ‘We are providing players to Scotland, Wales, Ireland’Scotland, Ireland and Wales should be grateful to England for supplying them with ready-made Test players, according to Eddie Jones, following…

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England lock George Kruis ruled out for rest of series

Kruis suffered calf injury during defeat by New ZealandEddie Jones names 30-man squad to prepare for Japan TestGeorge Kruis has been ruled out of England’s last two autumn matches because of a calf injury sustained against New Zealand on Saturday. Rela…

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Expenses spared: Japan’s rugby union players are being paid just £13 per day

• Amateurs’ allowance does not stretch to burger and chips• Professional players are not paid for international matchesIf Eddie Jones’s warning that they will be “physically smashed” against England on Saturday was not jarring enough for Japan’s player…

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Rugby won’t flourish as it should while its laws remain so twisted

Hairline TMO decisions such as that which led to Sam Underhill’s try being disallowed against New Zealand risk alienating new audiences and ruining the gamePart of the allure of the ceaseless puzzle that is rugby union lies in its multiple possibilitie…

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Rugby union: talking points from the second round of autumn Tests

England take heart from All Blacks defeat, Springboks’ power will test Scotland’s growing optimism and Italy prove a point In 2012 England also went 15-0 up on New Zealand at Twickenham and went on to win 38-21. This time they could not score a point a…

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Eddie Jones calls on England to ‘physically smash cheeky Japan’

• ‘Go to the temple and pray,’ coach tells Japan• England to be ‘absolutely ruthless’ at TwickenhamEddie Jones said England will look to “physically smash” his former side Japan at Twickenham on Saturday and advised them to “go to the temple and pray”….

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Eddie Jones’s England formula looking good despite All Blacks defeat | Robert Kitson

With the Rugby World Cup less than a year away, England have shown they are back near the peak of the game after their wobbles in the springEagerly awaited Tests do not always live up to their billing. This was different: a belter from start to (anothe…

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England’s tactical superiority shows All Blacks’ rivals are closing the gap | Nick Evans

The precision of Eddie Jones’s side put New Zealand on the back foot, making them look defensively vulnerable and reliant on individual creativityNew Zealand are not a very good wet?weather team so grinding out this victory, having got themselves in a …

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World Rugby backs decision to disallow England’s late try against All Blacks

• Ruling body says referee did not contravene new TMO law trial • Sir Clive Woodward says England decision-making cost winWorld Rugby believes the controversial decision to disallow Sam Underhill’s late try in England’s one-point defeat by New Zealand …

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World Rugby backs decision to disallow England’s late try against All Blacks

• Ruling body says referee did not contravene new TMO law trial • Sir Clive Woodward says England decision-making cost winWorld Rugby believes the controversial decision to disallow Sam Underhill’s late try in England’s one-point defeat by New Zealand …

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Eddie Jones is left five minutes short against All Blacks but time is on his side | Andy Bull

It felt like this match was coming 12 months too late but after a brave display it is like England’s coach is starting afreshThe rain came 30 minutes before kick?off but the storm broke only when the match started, the first collision the opening crack…

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England 15-16 New Zealand: how the players rated at Twickenham

Sam Underhill shines but is denied glory after Beauden Barrett turned the game for New ZealandElliot Daly 6 The Springboks gave him an uncomfortable afternoon under the high ball but much improved display in defence and attack. Continue reading…

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England 15-16 New Zealand: how the players rated at Twickenham

Sam Underhill shines but is denied glory after Beauden Barrett turned the game for New ZealandElliot Daly 6 The Springboks gave him an uncomfortable afternoon under the high ball but much improved display in defence and attack. Continue reading…

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Guzzler Retallick makes up for All Blacks’ lack of razzle-dazzle

Brodie Retallick produced a colossal display as New Zealand ate into England’s early lead to win 16-15 at TwickenhamThey came to see Beaudy’s black magic – they left in awe of Brodie’s mastery of the dark arts. This will inevitably be remembered as the…

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Guzzler Retallick makes up for All Blacks’ lack of razzle-dazzle

Brodie Retallick produced a colossal display as New Zealand ate into England’s early lead to win 16-15 at TwickenhamThey came to see Beaudy’s black magic – they left in awe of Brodie’s mastery of the dark arts. This will inevitably be remembered as the…