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Despite feeling the bitter disappointment of a loss to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday, England head coach Eddie Jones said he was delighted to see how the tournament had helped improve the game in Japan.

“I think the game of rugby has grown over this tournament. We now have another serious rugby nation and I’m sure Japan will push that influence into Asia,” said Jones, who coached the Brave Blossoms at the World Cup four years ago in England.

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