Eddie Jones says England 'want to smash cheeky Japan' on Saturday
Jones says Japan should 'go to the temple and pray' ahead of their visit to Twickenham
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 12/11/18 10:05am
England head coach Eddie Jones says Japan should "go to the temple and pray" as his team prepare to "smash" them at Twickenham on Saturday.
Jones is confident going into the match against his former team and has given them an ominous warning
He said: "Pray, pray, pray. Go to the temple and pray. Just pray, it's the best thing. We're going to be absolutely ruthless.
"If I was Japan I'd be worried. I wish we were playing tomorrow. We want to smash them, physically smash them.
"I know they're going to come full of confidence. I've heard some of the things they've said, they've been a bit cheeky so look out."
Japan captain Michael Leitch was quoted to have said recently, "we've been bullied a lot by Eddie [Jones] and would like to give it back by beating England as a sign of gratitude".
Jones, whose mother is Japanese, coached Japan to a famous victory at the 2015 World Cup when they beat South Africa 34-32.
The match is going to be made into a film called 'The Brighton Miracle'.
Jones intends to name his strongest available side against the 2019 World Cup hosts, injuries aside, with Manu Tuilagi unlikely to be risked, while Dylan Hartley and George Kruis are doubts with respective thumb and calf injuries.