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Japan refuse to blame tiredness in huge loss

Greig Laidlaw kicks one of his penalties against Japan. Photo: World Rugby

Greig Laidlaw kicks one of his penalties against Japan. Photo: World Rugby

Coach Eddie Jones makes no excuses for big defeat but Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw saw an exhausted Brave Blossoms

GLOUCESTER – Japan coach Eddie Jones refused to blame a short turnaround for his team’s one-sided defeat to Scotland. But in reality, three days were just not enough for the Brave Blossoms to recover from their monumental win over South Africa at the weekend.

“I said we wouldn’t use that excuse and we are not,” Jones said following a 45-10 loss on Wednesday, when asked about playing Scotland on such short rest. “Scotland were too good for us in the second half.”

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