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Morning all people (sure it’s early, I’ve espresso, I hope you do too). Welcome to the beginning of Test rugby this summer season – which feels fairly bizarre to say given it feels just like the Premiership ultimate completed about two seconds in the past.

England predict a sticky and sizzling afternoon in Tokyo on the Olympic Stadium, which was initially meant to be a part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup venues however was delayed till the Olympics in 2021. Based on footage of England’s captain’s run it completely hosed it down on Friday, however I’m instructed by the Met Office that right this moment it’s about 27 levels with solely 50 per cent humidity, which is toasty.

Having watched England prepare at Pennyhill Park earlier this month by going via a lot of grim drills with 4 heaters blasting at them, adopted up by a sizzling tub and a visit to the sauna (for them, not me), they’ve actually been prepped for these circumstances.

Stadium and climate chat apart, there are a ton of attention-grabbing subplots round this recreation – Borthwick vs Eddie, England vs Eddie, Japan choosing eight uncapped gamers and a college pupil at full-back for Jones’ first recreation in cost, a primary begin collectively for the mixture of Alex Mitchell and Marcus Smith at half-back.

England have gone comparatively sturdy with a watch on the All Blacks in a fortnight’s time, and you’d anticipate the identical backline to be current in Dunedin. Perhaps it is going to be the identical pack too, the place England have been pressured to rejig with Ollie Chessum out injured after ending the Six Nations so properly. The one shock choice may be Bevan Rodd at loosehead, given this felt just like the summer season the place England would have bedded in Fin Baxter. The younger Harlequin shouldn’t be within the 23 in any respect, which feels notable.

Lots of construct up coming your method over the subsequent hour – let me know within the feedback what’s on the breakfast menu.