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England vs Japan: Kick off Time, How to watch, Team News

England vs Japan: Kick off Time, How to watch, Team News – On Saturday, England will play Japan in their second encounter of the Autumn Nations Series, and they will be aiming to quickly recover from the shocking loss they suffered at the hands of Argentina.

A sluggish, sloppy, and ill-disciplined performance in the rain at Twickenham led to a 30-29 upset, which was the Pumas’ first win of any kind over England since 2009 and their first on English soil for some 16 years. Eddie Jones’ side got off to the worst possible start to their four-game November campaign. The Pumas’ victory was their first on English soil in some 16 years.

Jones accepted full responsibility for a performance that saw his vaunted attack mostly misfire, and he admitted after a fifth Test loss of 2022 that his side let their focus drift early to next year’s World Cup. Jones’s side lost the match, which came at the beginning of the year.

Even though the Brave Blossoms are travelling to London looking to take advantage of any remaining rustiness, he will hope to get firmly back on track here against the team he coached to what is arguably rugby’s greatest upset against the Springboks in 2015. He led that team to victory in 2015.

Japan was competitive against France in the summer after a series win over Uruguay, and they gave a makeshift All Blacks side a stern test in Tokyo last month, ultimately falling 38-31 despite a typically spirited showing. This came after Japan had been competitive against France in the summer.

Date, starting time, and location of the event

The match between England and Japan is scheduled to begin at 3:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on November 12, 2022.

The fall test match will be held at Twickenham Stadium, which is located in south-west London.

How to watch the match between England and Japan

TV channel as well as live stream: The match on Saturday will be shown live in the United Kingdom on Amazon Prime Video.

The Amazon Prime Video app is available for download on a variety of platforms, including smart televisions. At the moment, a monthly subscription to the service costs $8.99 in the United Kingdom.

You are able to keep up with everything that is happening in England on Saturday by reading the match blog provided by Standard Sport. Nick Purewal, a rugby journalist, will provide expert insight live from Twickenham.

Team news for England’s match vs Japan

Jones makes five changes to the England team that was stunned by Argentina. Alex Coles, Billy Vunipola, Ben Youngs, and Manu Tuilagi all drop to the bench, and Joe Cokanasiga is not even included in the matchday squad despite scoring a try the previous weekend.

In his first test, David Ribbans will make his debut in the second row, taking the place of his Northampton teammate Alex Coles, while Sam Simmonds will start at No. 8. Jack van Poortvliet has been given the position of scrum-half, and Guy Porter has been given the position of 13. The 10-12 axis of Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell has been maintained for the time being. After missing the previous year due to an injury, Jonny May has made his return to the wing position.

As part of England’s continued efforts to monitor Manu Tuilagi’s fitness, the centre will start the match on the bench against Japan.

Gerhard van den Heever, who was born in South Africa, will start on the wing for Japan in place of Siosaia Fifita. This is the only change that will be made to the team that competed against New Zealand, which was coached by Jamie Joseph, who is from New Zealand.

England vs Japan lineups

England XV: F Steward, J Nowell, G Porter, O Farrell (capt), J May, M Smith, J Van Poortvliet, E Genge, L Cowan-Dickie, K Sinckler, D Ribbans, J Hill, M Itoje, T Curry, S Simmonds.

Replacements: J George, M Vunipola, J Heyes, A Coles, B Vunipola, B Youngs, H Slade, M Tuilagi.

Japan XV: Yamanaka, Matsushima, Riley, Nakamura, Van den Heever, Yamasawa, Nagare, Tatafu, Himeno, Leitch, Cornelsen, Dearns, Koo, Sakate (capt), Inagaki.

Replacements: Horikoshi, Millar, Kizu, Van der Walt, Labuschagne, Saito, Lee, Fifita.

England vs Japan officials

Referee: James Doleman (NZR)

Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)

Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)

TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

England vs Japan prediction

Depending on your point of view, the current situation in England is either very favourable or quite unfavourable.

In spite of the fact that they played poorly at times against Argentina, they will undoubtedly be hungry to bounce back in emphatic fashion this coming Saturday at Twickenham.

The likes of the darting Van Poortvliet and the wily May will bring a much-needed dose of pace in the backs, and Simmonds adds genuine dynamic power from the base of the scrum.

Japan are obviously not easy opponents, as they shown when they played New Zealand, but they are going to face an England squad that is aiming to make a statement before the All Blacks and the Springboks arrive to town on consecutive weekends.

To win by a score of 17 points, England.

England vs Japan odds

England to win: 1/12

Japan to win: 8/1

Draw: 40/1

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