24 octobre 2013 ~ 0 Commentaire

Eddie Jones to miss coaching Test

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Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will miss Japan’s upcoming game against the All Blacks following a stroke which has left him with mobility difficulties, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday embroidery logo.

The 53-year-old Australian, who now coaches the Japanese national team, has developed minor difficulties moving his left limbs after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

Although he can talk and has left intensive care, he will nonetheless miss out on his squad’s Test against the All Blacks in Tokyo on November 2, the national rugby body said in a statement.

He was hospitalised on Tuesday night after complaining of a headache following a flight back to Tokyo from an inspection of the Brave Blossoms’ domestic training camp.

Jones was released from the intensive care unit of the hospital but will require further check-ups, the Union said cloud.

« I feel sorry for causing such worries at an important time as we prepare for a game against All Blacks and a tour, » he said in a Japanese-language statement released from the Union.

While he focuses on his health, the Japanese squad will be coached by Scott Wisemantel, a former Wallabies skills coach who serves as a technical adviser for the Japan squad, the Union said.

The All Blacks will play Japan at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, in their first Test on Japanese soil.

The Brave Blossoms will then leave for their European tour the day after the Test.

They will take on Scotland on November 9 CCIBA, Gloucester on November 12 and Russia in Colwyn Bay on November 15.

They will finish the tour with a Test against Spain in Madrid on November 23.

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