Keisuke Sawaki, 44, a former Japan assistant coach under Eddie Jones in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has made bold predictions for the upcoming World Cup in Japan. Sawaki, who has been analyzing recent test matches, highly values the Jones-led England team. Here are Sawaki’s predictions during the interview with Nikkan Sports. (This is the English version of Nikkan Sports content on Pages 7 and 8).
The 2019 World Cup is finally approaching. Which teams do you think are contenders?