19 Oct 2013

Eddie Jones to miss All Blacks-Japan test after stroke

11:24 am on 19 October 2013

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will miss Japan's upcoming game against the All Blacks following a stroke which has left him with mobility difficulties.

The 53-year-old Australian, who now coaches the Japanese national team, has developed minor difficulties moving his left limbs after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

Although he can talk and has left intensive care, he will nonetheless miss out on his squad's test against the All Blacks in Tokyo on November 2.

He was hospitalised on Tuesday night after complaining of a headache following a flight back to Tokyo from an inspection of the Brave Blossoms' domestic training camp.

The Japanese squad will be coached by Scott Wisemantel, who serves as a technical adviser for the Japan squad.

The All Blacks will play Japan at Tokyo's Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in their first test on Japanese soil.