England coach Eddie Jones opted for an unusual comparison when describing what it was like coming up against Tonga in Sapporo.
Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City halted the progress of the Championship's top two sides with impressive away victories.
Ahead of the international break, the Championship's top two are Swansea City and Charlton Athletic.
League Two sides Crawley Town and Colchester United shocked their Premier League opponents in the EFL Cup.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United continued a fine start to the season while promotion rivals Fulham lost to Nottingham Forest.
Leeds United and Swansea City moved onto 10 points from four Championship games as Fulham saw off Millwall in style.
Sheffield Wednesday's loss to a 10-man Millwall and Charlton Athletic's draw at Oakwell opened the door for Leeds United to go top.
Leeds United dropped their first points of the season while Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday maintained 100 per cent starts.
Managerless Sheffield Wednesday began the new Championship season in style, as did newcomers Charlton Athletic and Barnsley.
The 2019-20 Championship season is almost here and the likes of Leeds United, Cardiff City and Fulham are among the title contenders.