Rugby

Japanese coach hits out at Eddie Jones

2015-08-26 11:23
Eddie Jones (AFP)

Tokyo - Outgoing Japan coach Eddie Jones was selfish to detract from World Cup preparations by making public his negotiations with other teams, the head coach of a domestic club said on Wednesday.

Jones revealed on Tuesday he would step down as Japan boss following the September 18-October 31 tournament in England and Wales after revealing last week he was "chatting" to the Stormers about a role.

Katsuyuki Kiyomiya, who coaches top flight side Yamaha Jubilo and worked alongside Jones previously at Suntory Sungoliath, accused the former Australia boss of lacking respect.

"You have to wonder about the timing of the announcement," Kiyomiya told Nikkan Sports.

"It's not something you do just before the start of the World Cup.

"It's outrageous for him to be thinking about his next job when he's got the World Cup right in front of him. He must think we're all fools."

Kyodo News said that Kiyomiya had long declared his interest in succeeding Jones.

Japan, whose only World Cup win came in 1991 against Zimbabwe, have been drawn in Group B for the tournament alongside South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and the United States.

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