England vs Japan: Eddie Jones makes bold Owen Farrell claim after comeback win

England scored three second-half tries to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham.

Japan were in front at half time, with Ryoto Nakamura and Michael Leitch inspiring the visitors in the first period.

However, tries from Mark Wilson, Joe Cokanasiga and Dylan Hartley earned Jones’ side a comeback win at Twickenham.

And Jones has hailed Farrell, who came off the bench, for his impact against Japan.

“We wanted Japan to be at their best so we’re so pleased with that game, it’s the sort of game we needed,” Jones said.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, I think possibly we got seduced a bit by the start.

“They had a few things go their way and got back into the game and it became an arm wrestle for a while.

“We had a team with 11 changes and there wasn’t a lot of cohesion.

“You’ve got one or two players that are important to your team and no one’s important to our team.

“But Owen Farrell made a difference for our team because he’s an influential player.”

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph added: “We gave sloppy penalties away and allowed England back in which was a little bit disappointing, but I’m proud of the players all the same.

“Comments in the media helped our motivation.

“Eddie Jones’ comments fired me up a bit but at the end of the day we still prepare how we prepare.

“Our mentality is slowly changing.

“We’re starting to believe that we can take these bigger teams on and that’s going to help us next year.”

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