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05:40  11 september  2019
05:40  11 september  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

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England will adopt a self-policing approach to drinking in Japan to ensure there is no repeat of the controversies that blighted the most recent overseas World Cup. Eddie Jones' squad have touched down in Miyazaki, the setting for a week-long training camp where they will step up preparations for their tournament opener against Tonga on September 22.

Jones has allowed alcohol to be consumed throughout his reign as head coach and the policy will remain in place over the forthcoming campaign to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy. At the 2011 World Cup, Martin Johnson's England became embroiled in a series of off-field incidents that undermined their pursuit of the sport's greatest prize and also stained Twickenham's reputation.

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England will adopt a self - policing approach to drinking in Japan to ensure there is no repeat of the controversies that blighted the most recent overseas World England 's rugby players left Heathrow on Sunday for their World Cup adventure in Japan . Ben Youngs was present in New Zealand eight

England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan © Getty Jones, the England head coach arrives with his team at Miyazaki Airport on September 10, 2019 in Miyazaki, Japan Ben Youngs was present in New Zealand eight years ago and as a senior player, has been involved in shaping the approach taken to Japan. "We've addressed the elephant in the room and spoken about how off-field stuff can bring unneeded attention that affects momentum," the Leicester scrum-half said.

"Sometimes guys will get it wrong but in this group I think guys will look out for each other. We want to see Japan and have down time.

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England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
"If guys want to have a drink, that's not a problem. The guys will police each other and make sure everyone makes the right decision. "If you're putting the team first then that's the main thing. I'll be surprised if boys want to have a drink. "You've just got to be smart adults. You're representing the country and you're representing each other.

"What you do has a knock-on effect on your team-mates and I feel this group is mature enough to make the right decisions. Hopefully we won't face any of those issues." After being subjected to a five-hour delay on arrival into Tokyo on Monday due to the fallout from Typhoon Faxai, England enjoyed more harmonious transit to the south western island of Kyushu where Miyazaki is situated.

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England to adopt 'self-police approach' to drinking during 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan © Getty MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 10: Manu Tuilagi signs autographs as England arrive at Miyazaki Airport on September 10, 2019 in Miyazaki, Japan. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) A small but noisy crowd gathered at the airport to greet the players as they funnelled through arrivals and straight on to the team bus. Owen Farrell and his team-mates have been told in no uncertain terms by Jones what the coming weeks could mean for the nation.

"Eddie was part of Australia when they lost in the 2003 final and he's been part of South Africa when they won it. He said 'boys you've got the opportunity to create and be part of something that will be the most amazing thing of your life'," he said. "You saw what the cricket did with the World Cup, the football World Cup too. He's made us aware of that.

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"In terms of rugby, you just have the opportunity every time you're out there to inspire a nation and do something very special and I think this group is certainly excited by that."

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Brian O'Driscoll tips England for Rugby World Cup success .
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup we’re asking some rugby legends to assess the chances of each of the home nations. Here, Ireland’s most capped player and record try-scorer, Brian O’Driscoll, assesses Joe Schmidt’s side. Thoughts on the squad? On the whole I’m pretty happy with it, the balance looks good. There were some contentious decisions, like Devin Toner. Jean Kleyn brings more ballast to the pack, but I’m not totally convinced that what he offers merits his inclusion given what you give up by not having Toner.

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