England return to Japan
NEWS: Japan and England will face off in a two-Test series in July next year.
England will face the Brave Blossoms in Oita (July 4) and Kobe (July 11).
The first Test will see Eddie Jones’ side returning to the Showa Denko Dome venue of the World Cup quarterfinal against Australia, while the second Test takes place at the Noevir Stadium where England faced the United States in their second pool match in group C of the tournament.
“Japan was fantastic World Cup hosts and we feel humbled to have been a part of it,” England coach Eddie Jones said.
“The England squad had a fantastic experience of the country and we are excited to return in July next year.
“The Japan national team have shown again how good a side they are with their performances during the World Cup and I know they will provide a great test for us in July.”
England last played Japan in November 2018 at Twickenham Stadium, winning 35-15. ”
This was only the second time in history the two sides had played each other.
The only previous meeting between the two nations was at the inaugural World Cup in 1987, when England secured a comfortable 60-7 victory in Sydney.
England has never played a Test against Japan in Japan.