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Eddie Jones: Japan hires ex-England coach for a second time

The former England coach guided Japan from 2012 to 2015, including the memorable World Cup victory over South Africa.

Jones denied being interviewed for the Japan job in September, just days before bringing Australia to the 2023 World Cup.

After the Wallabies failed to advance to the knockout stages, the 63-year-old Australian quit as coach in October.

Jones, whose mother and wife are both Japanese, will start the role in January.

Jones, who coached Australia from 2001 to 2005, resigned in January on a contract extension until 2027.

He stated on October 17 that he remained committed to Australia despite their terrible World Cup performance, but quit two weeks later.

“Coaching a team is a bit like a marriage – you need commitment from both sides,” he went on to say.

What did Australia do wrong at the World Cup?
Monye Jones believes Jones’ departure stinks. Jones coached England from 2015 to 2022, winning three Six Nations titles and bringing them to the 2019 World Cup final, which they lost to South Africa.

However, he was fired in December of last year following only five victories in 12 Tests.


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