England vs Japan TV channel and live stream

Eddie Jones has warned that England will be "absolutely" ruthless against Japan as they look to bounce back from their All Blacks disappointment.

The Red Rose were beaten by just one point in their clash with New Zealand last weekend, blowing a 15-0 lead to lose late on.

A much-debated offside call denied England in the final stages, after it was deemed that Courtney Lawes broke the line.

This weekend’s clash with Japan is England’s penultimate autumn international and while it is the most underwhelming of the fixtures, it will prove to be crucial preparation for a big 2019.

Here is all you need to know about Saturday’s clash at Twickenham…

When is the match?

Saturday November 17 is the date for England’s clash with Japan.

Kick-off, as with all of England’s autumn internationals, is set for 3pm.

Where is it being played?

The home of English rugby will again host the match.

Twickenham Stadium is expected to have over 80,000 spectators crammed inside watching the action.

Is it on TV?

Sky Sports will once again be showing the action live and exclusive – as they are for all of England’s Autumn internationals.

The Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action channels will have the coverage.

Can the match be live streamed?

If you are a Sky Sports subscriber, the action will be able to be streamed live on the SkyGo app on both mobile and desktop.

Alternatively, you can follow the action on the Mirror Sport live blog.

England team news

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 23 caps)

14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

13 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 28 caps)

12 Alex Lozowski (Saracens, 4 caps)

11 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 41 caps)

10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 49 caps) captain

9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 83 caps)

1 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps)

2 Jamie George (Saracens, 30 caps)

3 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps)

4 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 8 caps)

5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 24 caps) vice-captain

6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 66 caps)

7 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps)

8 Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)


16 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 95 caps)

17 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps)

18 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 15 caps)

19 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)

20 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)

21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 31 caps)

22 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 63 caps)

23 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 15 caps)

How many Autumn internationals are left?

After the game against Japan, England have just one Autumn international left to play.

They take on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday November 24, in what will be their final clash against a team from the southern hemisphere before next summer’s World Cup.

What are the odds?

England 1/100

Japan 20/1

Draw 80/1

Odds provided by Ladbrokes

What has been said?

England boss Eddie Jones: “This weekend is a good opportunity for us to test the depth of the squad.

“A number of players have changed their roles going from finishers to starters and starters to finishers so that is the essential change to the squad.

“It is exciting to be able to give starting opportunities to Zach Mercer and Joe Cokanasiga and young Ted Hill on the bench.

“Japan is an important game for us as we want to get back to winning ways. We have also tested ourselves in having a shorter preparation.

“We gave the players two days off after three weeks of intensive work. We have had a short preparation but a good preparation.

“We are expecting plenty of energy, aggression and fast ball movement from Japan.

“They will be full of surprises, quick taps, line-outs and plays. They are going to have a bag of magic.”

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