Japan Rugby’s Eddie Jones released from hospital

In Other News - November 25th, 2013
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Japan rugby head coach Eddie Jones has finally been released from hospital after suffering a stroke last month.

The former Wallabies coach left the Tokyo hospital Saturday and is expected to talk about his condition during a news conference later this week, the Japan Rugby Football Union said.

Jones had been treated at the hospital since October 15 after falling ill upon returning home from an inspection of the Japanese national team’s training camp ahead of their match with the All Blacks in Tokyo. The 53-year-old Australian reportedly showed signs of minor stroke.

His hospitalization caused him to miss the Brave Blossom’s 54-6 defeat by a young All Blacks side on November 2 as well as their three-Test European tour, which ended in victory, reports AFP.

Former Wallabies skills coach and technical adviser Scott Wisemantel for the Japan squad filled in for Jones in these Tests.

Jones will also look back on the past year and outline his plans as Japan coach for 2014 as he addresses the media on Friday.

By Maesie Bertumen

Image courtesy of the JFRU