Australia coach Eddie Jones 'suffers stroke'

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Eddie Jones, the former Australia coach currently in charge of Japan, has been hospitalised after apparently suffering a stroke.

Jones missed the naming of his squad for internationals next month due to "illness" the Japan Rugby Football Union said. The 53-year-old apparently complained of a severe headache on Tuesday and was taken to a local hospital for tests.

Former South Africa coach Jake White said that he had been in touch with the Australian's wife. "He is in intensive care and he currently doesn't have movement on his left side but he is talking," White said.