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England’s Eddie Jones: ‘Fired-up’ Japan was what we wanted

England 35-15 Japan: Second-half tries from Cokanasiga and Hartley give England victory Eddie Jones says he was pleased Japan were “fired up” by his pre-match claim that they should “pray, pray, pray” before meeting his England team. “That is exactly what we wanted. We wanted Japan to be at their best,” the head coach told BBC Radio 5 live. “We didn’t underestimate them at all. We knew it was a tough game.” Japan coach Jamie Joseph said his players were “highly motivated” by Jones’ comments in the build-up. “It fired…

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England 35-15 Japan: Eddie Jones’ side hold off spirited visitors

Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga, 21, scored England’s third try on debut Autumn internationals: England v Japan England: (10) 35 Tries: Care, Wilson, Cokanasiga, Hartley Cons: Ford (3) Pens: Ford 2, Daly Japan:(15) 15 Tries: Nakamura, Leitch Cons: Tamura Pens: Tamura Coverage: Highlights on BBC Two and online at 19:30 GMT England ran in three second-half tries to come from behind and beat an inspired Japan on a testing afternoon at Twickenham. Japan had been in front 15-10 at half-time, a lead fully deserved after tries from Ryoto Nakamura and captain…

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England v New Zealand: We want to make the movie – Eddie Jones on beating the All Blacks

England last beat the All Blacks 38-21 in 2012 England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham Date: 10 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30), live text on BBC Sport website and highlights on BBC Two from 19:30 GMT. Head coach Eddie Jones wants his England team to “make the movie” rather than sit and watch it when they host New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. England face the All Blacks for the first time in four years, looking for a first victory…

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Owen Farrell: England fly-half ‘doesn’t get same protection from referees’, says Eddie Jones

Owen Farrell has taken part in tailored fitness sessions this week as England prepare to face the All Blacks England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham. Date: 10 November. Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live (build-up from 14:30) and live text commentary on BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT. England head coach Eddie Jones believes “warrior” co-captain Owen Farrell does not get the same protection from referees as other fly-halves. Farrell picked up a hip injury in Saturday’s win over South Africa…

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England 12-11 South Africa: Eddie Jones’ side battle to victory at Twickenham

South Africa’s Sbu Nkosi scored the only try of the match Autumn internationals: England 12-11 South Africa England: (6) 12 Pens: Farrell 3, Daly South Africa: (8) 11 Try: Nkosi; Pens: Pollard 2 Coverage: Highlights on BBC Two and online at 19:30 GMT England made it successive wins over South Africa with a hard-fought victory in their opening autumn international at Twickenham. Owen Farrell’s 72nd-minute penalty proved to be decisive after England’s pack got the better of the Boks at a scrum. Sbu Nkosi scored the only try of the…

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Nathan Hughes will learn from tweet ban – Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones (left) is short of options at number eight after Hughes (right) was banned England’s autumn internationals Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, with highlights on BBC Two and online England number eight Nathan Hughes “deeply regrets” a tweet that contributed to an additional two-week ban, says his coach Eddie Jones. Hughes was banned for four weeks for a punch, but had his suspension increased after tweeting “what a joke” in apparent reaction to the charges. “He regrets it deeply,” said Jones. “We have all done silly…

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England number eight crisis: ‘This is where Eddie Jones earns his money’

Between them Nathan Hughes, Billy Vunipola and Sam Simmonds have filled the number eight position in all 22 Tests for England in the past two years England are reluctantly getting used to life without Billy Vunipola. The Saracens number eight has started only three Tests since 2016 and won’t add to that tally this year after being ruled out of the autumn internationals with a broken arm. However, with South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia visiting Twickenham on consecutive weekends, coach Eddie Jones has a new problem. Wasps’ Nathan…

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Evan Davis to replace Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4’s PM

Evan Davis will replace Eddie Mair as the new host of BBC Radio 4’s PM show. Davis, who has hosted Newsnight on BBC Two since 2014, confirmed his new appointment on Twitter “Having survived several years of people saying ‘You’re not as good as Jeremy Paxman’, I now look forward to people saying “You’re not as good as Eddie Mair,” he joked. Davis will begin presenting PM at the end of October. Mair left the programme in July after more than 30 years at the BBC, to start a new…

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Eddie Mair leaves the BBC with ‘no fuss or faff’

Image caption Eddie Mair is joining LBC in September Eddie Mair has presented his last radio show on the BBC, without mentioning it was his last show. He presented Radio 4’s PM on Wednesday ending with Bring Me Sunshine sung by Willie Nelson, chosen by a listener. He was due to present Thursday and Friday’s shows but in an email to the show’s team he said it was the “perfect” show to end on. “No fuss or faff, just as I wanted. Genuinely unplanned, and with its origins in a…

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PM presenter Eddie Mair ‘offered to take pay cut’

Eddie Mair has denied he is leaving the BBC over “pay problems” – saying he offered “in writing, to take a cut”. The departing presenter of Radio 4’s PM programme said he was leaving the corporation after more than 30 years “to do something a little different”. The presenter earned between £300,000 and £350,000 a year. He said it “tickled” him that he was “apparently refusing” to reduce his salary. Mr Mair will leave PM in August to take on a new role at LBC. After the BBC was criticised…

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