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Japan's Coach Opens Up On England's Huge Salary Advantage In Test Rugby

Japan's Coach Opens Up On England's Huge Salary Advantage In Test Rugby
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

England are set to welcome Japan to Twickenham Stadium this Saturday, in a fixture that will see Eddie Jones come face-to-face with his the team he managed before taking the RFU role.

Ahead of that clash, Japan coach Jamie Joseph has revealed the astronomical difference in financial windfall between his players and the English. Joseph explained his players get 2000 yen a day, which works out at €15.61.

In comparison, English players will receive a reported €28, 474 for Saturday's test. Per Sport24, Joseph explained the test is a different kind of opportunity for his players.

"Our home-based players are amateurs, they are employees of companies, and receive 2000 yen a day. To be here and play a team like England is a great opportunity for a footy team and a footy player.

"Our professional players, the foreign-based players, don't get paid for playing for Japan. If you put that all together, we have got different motivators and we just want to get out and leave our footprint behind."

As for Eddie Jones, he has been busy stoking the fires in the build-up to the game, as he declared in his pre-match press conference “If I was Japan I’d be worried. We want to smash them, physically smash them" before advising them to go and "pray."

The game takes place this Saturday, with kick-off at 3-00pm.

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