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Eddie Jones’ England warning falls flat as Japan thrashed, score, highlights, reaction

Eddie Jones’ England warning falls flat as Japan thrashed, score, highlights, reaction

Eddie Jones said Japan were “going in the right direction” despite being thrashed 52-17 by England in Tokyo on Saturday in the first game of his second stint in charge.

Jones had warned earlier in the week that Japan was going to “take England right to the last moment”, declaring “I’ve got a really good feeling in my veins”.

Instead, an inexperienced Japan side featuring four debutants in the starting line-up and four coming off the bench conceded eight tries, although they scored two of their own in a stirring finish to the game.

Jones, who took England to the World Cup final in 2019, said he saw promising signs as he tries to instil a high-tempo playing style in his new team.

Head coach Eddie Jones of Japan is seen during the warm up prior to the game. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“We showed enough in attack to know we’re going in the right…

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