England head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed his squad will have summer training camps in Italy ahead of the World Cup next year. The Red Rose face Tonga on September 22 in Sapporo in their World Cup opener and conditions in Japan are set to be challenging for the northern hemisphere teams.
In a bid to get used to the climate, former Japan head coach Jones has revealed England will do some warm-weather training in Treviso over two, eight to 10 day spells, next summer to get used to playing in hot temperatures.
“The common sense approach is that if you’re playing in warm weather, get used to it physically, mentally and skill wise,” Jones said.
“Treviso’s climatic conditions are very similar to the possible conditions we could encounter in Japan and climatic synergy is good.
“I don’t see Treviso as identical but it’s useful in being able to trial things before the World Cup. We’re trying to dress rehearse it.”