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Joseph to take Japan to next Rugby World Cup

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Smart move by Joseph. The all blacks position would place you more in the limelight, but the expectations are far greater. Failing those expectations could ruin your entire coaching career. There is far more job security in coaching the Japanese team.

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Great news, looking forward to whats to come.

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Here's to hoping Japan keeps on surprising us!

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It's one of those offers that you can't refuse I guess... Apparently he's now on $900k a year (highest paid coach), almost tripling his current salary.

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Thank you Joseph-san, THANK YOU! He could have coached The All Blacks or Wallabies, but instead chose the team he loves and captained, Brave Blossoms. Japan absolutely must aim for Semi final at least in 2023!! More Miracles coming for the Brave Blossoms!

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Thank you Joseph-san, THANK YOU! He could have coached The All Blacks or Wallabies, but instead chose the team he loves and captained, Brave Blossoms. Japan absolutely must aim for Semi final at least in 2023!! More Miracles coming for the Brave Blossoms!

Laying it on a bit thick,no?

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Thank you Joseph-san, THANK YOU! He could have coached The All Blacks or Wallabies, but instead chose the team he loves and captained, Brave Blossoms. Japan absolutely must aim for Semi final at least in 2023!! More Miracles coming for the Brave Blossoms!

10 to 1 odds Japan doesn't even make it out of the roundrobin stage next time... if it qualifies.

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Retaining Joseph is just one part of the puzzle. For Japan to now cement it’s place in the Top 8 on a consistent basis, they need to be playing in the six nations or rugby championship starting from 2020. Also they really need to have a Japanese team in the super rugby again, replacing the sunwolves after 2020. The JRFU also has to quickly come up with strategies to capitalise on the enormous support for the team and increased interest in rugby in general after the RWC. For that they’ll need some deep pockets, passionate leadership and to engage smart marketing people to put it in place.

It all sounds a big stretch and Joseph could find himself severely frustrated pretty soon. The 900k a year will help him cope though.....!

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@David Varnes 10 to 1 odds Japan doesn't even make it out of the roundrobin stage next time... if it qualifies.....

I will take that where do I sign up..

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Joseph has gone as far as he can with this team.As a foreigner,your expiration date is good for one cycle being a Japan coach.EJ knew it and moved on.I predict he won't be the coach come 2023 WC.

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