Owen Farrell Hot and humid Japan will suit England – Jones

Owen Farrell Hot and humid Japan will suit England – Jones

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By Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer in Miyazaki, Japan

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England arrived in Miyazaki on Tuesday
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England coach Eddie Jones says the hot and humid conditions at the Rugby World Cup in Japan will suit his players.

England open their campaign against Tonga under the roof in Sapporo next Saturday (11:15 BST).

They have been preparing in Miyazaki in the far south of the country, where humidity has been as high as 90% since the squad arrived.

“We’ve prepared for it and it’s obviously a big part of rugby in Japan in September and October,” said Jones.

“We feel like playing in the humidity will give us an advantage. The players have adjusted really well.”

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England are training at the same seaside resort where Jones based his Japan team before the 2015 World Cup, when they famously produced one of the great tournament upsets by beating two-time champi

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