Japan Rugby Union announces new head coach for 2019 Rugby World Cup

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The Japan Rugby Union names Jamie Joseph as its new national team head coach for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which will be held in Japan.

Japan Rugby Union announces new head coach for 2019 Rugby World Cup

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TOKYO, JAPAN (FEBRUARY 1, 2016) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. JAPAN RUGBY UNION COMMISSIONERS TAKING THEIR SEATS AT NEWS CONFERENCE

2. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPAN RUGBY UNION SPECIAL COMMISSIONER, MASAHIRO KUNDA, SAYING:

“(Jamie Joseph) can speak Japanese fluently, which means he can coach in Japanese and do most things on his own. I feel this also reflects his love and loyalty towards Japan.”

3. REPORTERS LISTENING AT NEWS CONFERENCE

4. REPORTER ASKING QUESTION

5. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPAN RUGBY UNION SPECIAL COMMISSIONER, MASAHIRO KUNDA, SAYING:

“As I am sure you all know, Eddie’s strength is also his weakness, if I may put it that way, which of course everyone has. But in that sense, I feel that Jamie is more ‘well-balanced’.”

5. COMMISSIONERS LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE ROOM

STORY: The Japan Rugby Union announced Jamie Joseph as their new head coach on Monday (February 1) as the nation prepares to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

“(Jamie Joseph) can speak Japanese fluently, which means he can coach in Japanese and do most things on his own. I feel this also reflects his love and loyalty toward Japan,” Masahiro Kunda, the special commissioner of Japan Rugby Union, told reporters.

“As I am sure you all know, Eddie’s strength is also his weakness, if I may put it that way, which of course everyone has. But in that sense, I feel that Jamie is more ‘well-balanced,'” he added.

Joseph signed a contract with Japan on January 18, and agreed to lead the team on home soil at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Japan had been in the market for a new head coach after Eddie Jones, who guided them to an unprecedented three wins at last year’s Rugby World Cup, left the post and was named as the new England coach, replacing Stuart Lancaster.

Joseph, the 46-year-old former All Blacks loose forward, knows all about the sport in Japan, having played rugby there for five years. He also represented the Brave Blossoms at the 1999 World Cup.

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