Scotland head coach Vern Cotter believes Japan only showed 80 per cent of their capabilities against the Springboks and lock Grant Gilchrist warned that even if Scotland knew exactly what was contained in Jones’ game-plan, that might not be enough to save his side. However...
Eddie Jones, the Japan coach, has warned that rugby is moving in a “dangerous direction” and called on the sport’s governing body to increase “fatigue” in the game to reduce power and the number of collisions.
Ever the pragmatist, Japan coach Eddie Jones put into perspective what this will mean in Japan, where soccer heroes such as Keisuke Honda and, before him, Hidetoshi Nakata, have got used to sharing the sporting headlines with baseball stars.
But just minutes later the roof almost came off the Amex once more as Goromaru ran in an excellent try before kicking the conversion to take the scores level. “It’s a fantastic achievement”, said coach Eddie Jones who will leave the team after the World Cup.