Japan vs England LIVE rugby: Result and reaction as Marcus Smith inspires big win in Tokyo | The Independent

Japan 17-52 England: Marcus Smith and Henry Slade pulled the strings as the visitors ran in eight tries

Steve Borthwick’s side head south for a two-Test tour of New Zealand at the start of July, and the England head coach will have been pleased with how his side accelerated away after a sticky start on a hot and humid afternoon. After holding firm defensively despite a fast Japanese start, Marcus Smith and Henry Slade pulled the strings nicely at the Japan National Stadium as England showed off their attacking array to take control of the contest.
Four first-half tries were followed by sco


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