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For Eddie Jones's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan exceeded all expectations at 'magnificent' RWC

Rugby | Coach's Eye Dec 25, 2019

Japan exceeded all expectations at 'magnificent' RWC

I thought the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was a magnificent tournament. It was extremely well organized, with great participation by the host country. Financially and in terms of participation, it was the most successful World Cup there has been. Japan was wrapped up ...

Rugby underwent big changes on global scale in 1990s

Rugby | Coach's Eye Jul 5, 2019

Rugby underwent big changes on global scale in 1990s

The Rugby World Cup has become a massive sporting event. It's the third-biggest sporting event in the world now, and at the time of year that it's played, it's the biggest. Teams have become hugely professional. It's probably taken a lot away from test rugby in ...

Japan needs to act now to capitalize on 2015 RWC success

Rugby | Coach's Eye Aug 26, 2018

Japan needs to act now to capitalize on 2015 RWC success

I think there have been some amazing developments and some not-so-amazing developments in Japanese rugby since the 2015 Rugby World Cup. When I look at the young players coming through from university now, their physical development has improved close to 80 percent. Players now are ...