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Eddie Jones to be re-appointed as Japan head rugby coach: reports


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Couldn’t help England, couldn’t help Australia… he was good but I just feel Japanese rugby is making a mistake if the reports are true.

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Wise move, The inability to communicate in fluent Japanese has hampered other coaches. Where Jones is fluent in both Japanese and English which is a huge benefit which see him back in the coaches position.

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@John-san Eddie's hardly fluent in Japanese... But what has hampered other coaches, is not the inability to communicate in Japanese, it was not taking the time to understand the players and the culture. trying to copy and paste a process that was incompatible with Japan.

Ludeke is hardly fluent in Japanese but look what he has done at Kubota. A past and present long term winning track record across different continents. I think they've really missed a trick not signing him.

And back to the fluent thing... Being fluent in English, didn't help Eddie much in Australia or England. Living off his past results and cozy relationships with the JRFU. Very typical of them to look back not forwards though....

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Where Jones is fluent in both Japanese and English 


He is far from "fluent" in Japanese, and requires a translator at all times.

Jones WAS a good coach a decade ago, but just like players, coaches have a use by date. He is yesterdays man, and as a fan of the Brave Blossoms I worry about the direction they are now headed.

The sad thing is there are quite a few younger coaches around the world who could have been interviewed for the job. Michael Chieka just got Los Pumas to a semi final and also knows Japanese Rugby well.

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Welcome back..

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He's quarter Japanese, and so is the Japanese team..... A match made in heaven.

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So as everybody knew, Eddie lied when he said he hadn't been in negotiations. He lied when he said he hadn't been offered the job. How much is Japan rugby going to waste in this once decent coach but now stuck in the past?

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One hopes that he doesn't butcher the national side like he did to the Australian squad prior to the World Cup.

Success and Eddie Jones are not synonomous in the current era.

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Eddie's way past his shelf life, but in Japanese culture "fame" and a "big name" ("Omono") usually trump qualifications for the job. If the Japanese national team wins, it will be despite Jones rather than because of him. I can't see this appointment ending well.

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Eddie Jones: I'm fully committed to Australian Rugby.

Also Eddie Jones: My honesty and integrity can be quite flexible now and yen.

This guy is sneakier than a snake wearing slippers.

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In negotiations with Japan DURING the RWC in a 5 year contract with Australia...

Eddie "backstabber" Jones.

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A terrible move by the JRFU

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Not a good idea.

He just does not try to earn a player respect, he demands it.

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