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Japan coach Joseph praying for good weather at Twickenham

LONDON (AP) Japan coach Jamie Joseph laughed off advice from predecessor Eddie Jones that Japan should seek divine intervention for their test against England this weekend.

Jones warned Japan that England will be "absolutely ruthless" at Twickenham on Saturday, eager to "physically smash" the Japanese in response to losing to New Zealand 16-15 last weekend.

Jones, who coached Japan from 2012-15, quipped that Japan find a temple and "pray, pray, pray," but Joseph wasn't fazed.