Japan coach Eddie Jones is on the mend

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The Independent Online

Japan coach Eddie Jones has been released from intensive care following his stroke but has confirmed he won't be in charge against New Zealand or for next month's three Tests.

The 53-year-old Australian has now been moved to a general ward in the Tokyo hospital. Jones' technical advisor Scott Wisemantel will now control the team against New Zealand next Saturday and in Europe where they face Scotland, Russia and Spain.