7 Ja­pan

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The story of Ja­pan’s fa­mous win over South Africa in Brighton at the 2015 World Cup is to be made into a movie. StarWars ac­tor Te­muera Mor­ri­son is set to play Ed­die Jones in the film, which has a work­ing ti­tle of ‘The Brighton Mir­a­cle’.

Jones coached Ja­pan to that shock 34-32 vic­tory against the Spring­boks be­fore tak­ing over as Eng­land boss a few months later.

Film­ing is due to start in Jan­uary and di­rec­tor Max Man­nix said: “What Ed­die Jones and his team did in

2015 was truly mag­nif­i­cent and wor­thy of be­ing re­mem­bered.”

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