England head coach Eddie Jones is confident his players will behave appropriately and represent England well in Japan at the Word Cup.
The Red Rose’s World Cup campaign eight years ago was marred by plenty of off-field controversy, with a number of players involved in a drunken night out while Manu Tuilagi was disciplined for jumping off a ferry.
That was under different management and, with much expected of the team when they head to the Far East, Jones does not anticipate a repeat display by his charges. Touring and playing in Japan offers unique challenges but Jones believes his men will adhere to the rules.
“They are going to have to be conscious of the social behaviour that is allowed in Japan,” he told the Telegraph. “In certain situations, even being loud can get you into trouble, just being normally loud. So we just need to be conscious of that, behave with good sense.
“I think we’re a reasonably well-behaved team, but there are times when people step out of line a little bit and all we’ve got to do is make sure we pull them back and put them back on course.”