A rugby clinic led by Eddie Jones was held

A rugby clinic led by Eddie Jones was held

The former head coach of the Japan national rugby team and current head coach of England Eddie Jones held a rugby clinic for selected high school students from around the prefecture at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Saitama on Monday, December 24 (a public holiday). On that date, the main stand was opened with free admission, and the public was welcomed to watch Eddie Jones’ enthusiastic coaching.

Time and date: Monday, December 24, 2018 (public holiday) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (entrance from 12:30 PM).

Venue: Ground A of Kumagaya Rugby Stadium Saitama (Kumagaya Sports and Culture Park) 

Eddie Jones’ Profile

He has worked as the coach of numerous national teams. At the 2015 Rugby World Cup held in England, as the head coach of Japan, he led Japan to win three out of four matches, and played an important role in building the foundation for Japan’s current national team.

Personal history – Main events

1960: Born in Tasmania, Australia, currently 58 years old

1996: Became coach of Tokai University ‘s rugby club

1996: Concurrently became the forwards coach of the Japan national team

2001: Became the head coach of the Australia national team (a position which he held until 2005)

2007: Became the technical advisor of the South Africa national team

2009: Became the general manager and head coach of Suntory Sungoliath (Top League) 

2012: Became the head coach of the Japan national team (a position which he held until 2015, with a record of 29 wins and 15 losses out of 44 games, a winning ratio of 65.9%)

2015: Became the head coach of the England national team (the England team’s first-ever foreign head coach)