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Jonathan Joseph: England ready for Fiji threat

Published 19/11/2016

England centre Jonathan Joseph is ready for Fiji
England centre Jonathan Joseph is ready for Fiji

Jonathan Joseph has placed England on alert over Fiji's unpredictable running game in Saturday's clash at Twickenham.

Eddie Jones' men, fresh from a 37-21 mauling of South Africa, face their weakest opposition of the autumn having never lost to the Pacific Islanders in six previous meetings

"Fiji are a very good side on their day when they are allowed to play the unstructured style that they like," Bath centre Joseph said.

"Their off-loading game we have seen in the Sevens and that's how they like to play.

"They like to play a fast, quick, off-loading game with strong runners and execute well. We're prepared for that and have trained as well as possible to prepare for it.

"I am sure whatever they throw at us we'll be ready for it. We have to be in our game and make sure we have got each other's backs and defend as a unit."

Semesa Rokoduguni will be winning his second England cap on the right wing two years after making his debut against New Zealand.

"Roko is a fantastic player. I think he adds such a different style of play to what England are used to," Joseph said of his Bath team-mate.

"He's really got that raw x-factor that not a lot of players have. I know he'll transfer what he's been doing down at Bath onto that international stage.

"He's trained very well this week, the boys have been really impressed and I'm looking forward to playing with him this weekend."

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