Is England vs Japan on TV today? Kick-off time and how to watch autumn international

Is England vs Japan on TV today? Kick-off time and how to watch autumn international

Eddie Jones looks to spark a reaction from England after an ordinary display saw them slip to defeat against Argentina at Twickenham.

The Pumas created history at England’s expense, snatching a first win on English soil for 16 years.

And Jones, while maintaining an element of calm, despite the World Cup just a year away, is searching for answers with a number of changes.

The Brave Blossoms will hope to catch England cold here with the performance in the 38-31 loss to New Zealand in Tokyo providing encouragement for head coach Jamie Joseph.

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Autumn International for England:

When is England vs Japan?

The match will kick off at 3:15pm GMT on Saturday 12 November.

How can I watch it?

Like all fixtures in the Autumn Nations Series, the match will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, which can be accessed across a range of digital devices. If you’re not an Amazon Prime Video subscriber, start a free 30-day trial here.

What is the team news?

Eddie Jones has dropped center Manu Tuilagi and Billy Vunipola, with Guy Porter and Sam Simmonds coming into the side.

Jack van Poortvliet has been preferred to Ben Youngs at scrumhalf, with Jonny May recovering from an elbow issue to displace Joe Cokanasiga.

David Ribbans is given a starting debut in the second row, with Alex Coles dropping out.

Jamie George has recovered quickly from a foot injury and will come into the side in place of hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie, while Jack Willis drops out altogether.

Japan coach Jamie Joseph opts for South African-born Gerhard van den Heever over Siosaia Fifita on the wing in the only change from the side that impressed against the All Blacks.

Official line-ups

England XV: F Steward, J Nowell, G Porter, O Farrell (capt), J May, M Smith, J Van Poortvliet, E Genge, L Cowan-Dickie, K Sinckler, D Ribbans, J Hill, M Itoje, T Curry, S Simmonds.

Replacements: J George, M Vunipola, J Heyes, A Coles, B Vunipola, B Youngs, H Slade, M Tuilagi.

Japan XV: Yamanaka, Matsushima, Riley, Nakamura, Van den Heever, Yamasawa, Nagare, Tatafu, Himeno, Leitch, Cornelsen, Dearns, Koo, Sakate (capt), Inagaki.

Replacements: Horikoshi, Millar, Kizu, Van der Walt, Labuschagne, Saito, Lee, Fifita.