17 Oct 2013

Former Wallabies coach in hospital after stroke

7:32 am on 17 October 2013

The former Australian rugby coach Eddie Jones is in hospital in Japan after apparently suffering a minor stroke.

Now Japan's national coach, 53 year old Jones fell ill after returning to Tokyo from an inspection of his squad's training camp.

The former Springboks coach Jake White, a close friend of Jones, has been told by Jones wife that her husband doesn't have movement on his left side but he is talking, and typically about the coming test against the All Blacks and a European tour.

Jones took over from John Kirwan as Japan's head coach in April 2012.