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England rugby team to return to Japan in 2020

England’s Rugby Football Union has announced it will return to Japan in 2020 for a groundbreaking two-test tour against the Rugby World Cup host nation.

England has played Japan twice previously, but never on Japanese soil. It beat Japan at the 1987 World Cup in Sydney and in a home test match last year.

The RFU’s travel arm released details advertising next year’s fixtures, saying: “Eddie Jones’s team will play in an historic two-test series against the Brave Blossoms in the Land of Rising Sun.

“This is a great opportunity to see England in action, particularly if fans didn’t experience Rugby World Cup 2019. This will be an historic tour for England and something not be missed.”

The England team is riding high at the ongoing Rugby World Cup, playing New Zealand in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The RFU revealed last week that England will face New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and an unconfirmed Tier Two team in next year’s November international tests.