The countdown to Japan 2019 is well and truly under way.
The 2018 autumn internationals, which kick off for England on Saturday against South Africa at Twickenham, are all part of the long-term run-up to the 2019 World Cup, taking place in Japan – a country England coach Eddie Jones knows very well.
At 6.30pm on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports News, and live here on skysports.com and the Sky Sports app, we have a special programme where Sky Sports travelled to meet Jones in Japan, the country he coached in the 2015 World Cup.
Jones’ much-travelled career in the sport has included various spells coaching in Japan, including his historic second stint in charge of the Cherry Blossoms.
They produced one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history during the 2015 tournament in England, when a late try was enough to secure Japan a 34-32 win over the mighty South Africa in Brighton.
It was only their second ever win at a World Cup, and two more would come against Samoa and the United States in the pool, but points difference and a heavy defeat against Scotland eventually cost them a quarter-final berth.
Ahead of the 2019 tournament, Sky Sports travelled with Jones as he looked back on his time in Japan, which also included two spells coaching the Suntory Sungiants club, and also looked ahead to bringing England to the country as they bid to win the tournament for the first time since 2003.
Click on the video above for a small segment of what to expect from Eddie Jones: Rugby, Japan and Me.
You can watch the full documentary on Sky Sports News at 6.30pm on Wednesday and on Sky Sports Action at 8pm on Wednesday, with repeats throughout the rest of the week.
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