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Rugby: Eddie Jones will become the new coach of Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will take the lead selection to replace the Japanese New Zealander John Kirwan, said the Japan Federation of rugby on Monday.

Eddie Jones, beaten finalists in the 2003 World Cup at the head of Australia, will officially take office from April 2012 until the end of the next World Cup, in 2015 England.

“I am very excited and honored to become the coach of Japan,” said the technician Australian aged 51, during a press conference.

“The first thing he’ll have to do is win. I feel that Japan sign of success and be part of the ten best teams in the world. We need this to develop a strong rugby that suits the Japanese” , he added.

For two years, Eddie Jones led a Japanese club, the Suntory Sungoliath.

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