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Eddie Jones highlights complacency in Wales game after narrow defeat of Japan

England head coach Eddie Jones has accused Wales of complacency in a damning assessment of their 33-30 victory over Japan.

It took an 80th-minute drop goal from replacement fly-half Sam Davies to defeat the underdogs at the Principality Stadium and former Japan coach Jones pulled no punches in his verdict on Rob Howley's men.

"There will be some tears. The Japanese cry when they win and they cry when they lose, so there will be plenty of tears," Jones said.

"It's a fantastic result for them and Wales were obviously complacent again.

"You look at the side Wales put out, they shouldn't be winning by three points against a Japanese team that has seven or eight new caps.

"And those new caps are coming out of company rugby. You or I could play company rugby. It's not a good result for Wales."


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