Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

More Sports / Rugby Aug 26, 2015

Kiyomiya rips Japan coach Jones over discussion of future

Former rugby star Katsuyuki Kiyomiya ripped Japan Eddie Jones for addressing his future ahead of the Rugby World Cup, saying the incumbent coach has distracted the team during the final stages of preparation. Jones on Tuesday announced that he will step down after the World ...

Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

More Sports / Rugby Aug 25, 2015

Jones to leave Japan following 2015 RWC

by Rich Freeman

Japan coach Eddie Jones is stepping down after the Rugby World Cup, he confirmed on Tuesday. Speaking from Miyazaki, where the Brave Blossoms are in camp ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Jones said he wanted to quash all the rumors and innuendo so the ...

Jones admits to Stormers talks

More Sports / Rugby Aug 19, 2015

Jones admits to Stormers talks

by Rich Freeman

Japan coach Eddie Jones admitted Tuesday he was in talks with the Stormers, but he stopped short of saying he had signed a deal with the Cape Town-based Super Rugby side. Reports from South Africa overnight claim Jones will give up his role as director ...

Japan revamps lineup for Fiji clash

More Sports / Rugby Jul 27, 2015

Japan revamps lineup for Fiji clash

Japan coach Eddie Jones overhauled his lineup on Monday for Wednesday's Pacific Nations Cup clash with Fiji at BMO Field. Michael Leitch will lead a team looking to upset the Flying Fijians with a place in the final still possible. The six sides have been placed ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 25, 2015

Leitch to stay Brave Blossoms captain

Japan coach Eddie Jones, who will also serve as director of rugby of the new Japanese Super Rugby side, said Thursday that Michael Leitch would remain captain of the Brave Blossoms even though he had re-signed to play for the Chiefs next year rather ...