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A narrow victory over South Africa was followed by that 16-15 loss to the All Blacks at Twickenham in what has been a positive month so far. This weekend they will be determined to build on those performances and in turn rack up a comfortable win over the Brave Blossoms.
However, that won’t be a simple task as Japan aren’t a walkover like they were prior to Rugby World Cup 2015. Jamie Joseph’s men have been the biggest improvers on the planet in recent years – with Super Rugby helping their progress – and can’t be written off as easy meat.
England too have named a much-changed XV as Eddie Jones looks to gain as much knowledge of his players as next year’s World Cup looms. Into the side comes Joe Cokanasiga, Jack Nowell, Alex Lozowski, George Ford, Danny Care, Zach Mercer, Courtney Lawes, Charlie Ewels, Harry Williams, Jamie George and Alec Hepburn, while Ted Hill and Richard Wigglesworth have made the bench.
“It is exciting to be able to give starting opportunities to Zach Mercer and Joe Cokanasiga and young Ted Hill on the bench,” said Jones, who is pleased with the progress Cokanasiga has made in the early season.
“He has really come on. We took him on tour in 2017 to Argentina and he was a young lad and didn’t really understand what it takes to be a top-flight rugby player but he had plenty of natural talent. Now he is starting to hone that natural talent through hard work and a real growth mindset, so we are pleased as to how he has progressed.”
Jones is also predicting a fast-paced clash at Twickenham as England meet Japan for only the second time – the last being way back in 1987.
“We are expecting plenty of energy, aggression and fast ball movement,” said the England head coach, whose side will hope to build momentum ahead of their clash with Australia. “They (Japan) will be full of surprises, quick taps, lineouts and plays. They’re going to have a bag of magic.”
Indeed, the Brave Blossoms scored an impressive 31 points against New Zealand in a recent match and will be taken seriously by Jones, who of course knows this side very well from his time as head coach. There will be no sentimentality on Saturday, though, with England taking Japan lightly at their peril.
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jack Nowell, 12 Alex Lozowski, 11 Chris Ashton, 10 George Ford (c), 9 Danny Care, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Mark Wilson, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Jamie George, 1 Alec Hepburn
Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ted Hill, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Henry Slade
Japan: 15 William Tupou, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Ryoto Nakamura, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Masakatsu Nishikawa, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Wimpie van der Walt, 3 Jiwon Koo, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Keita Inagaki
Replacements: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 Samuela Anise, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 22 Yutaka Nagare, 23 Rikiya Matsuda