Eddie Jones released from hospital
ESPN Staff
November 24, 2013
Suntory coach Eddie Jones celebrates with his players, Suntory Sungoliath v Panasonic Wildknights, Japan Rugby Championship Final, National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, March 18, 2012
Eddie Jones will address the media next Friday after being released from hospital © Getty Images

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has been released from hospital nearly 40 days after suffering a stroke.

He left the Tokyo hospital on Saturday according to the Japan Rugby Football. Jones is due to hold a news conference on Friday to talk about his condition, look back on the past year and outline his plans as Japan coach for 2014, the union said.

He had been treated at the hospital since October 15 when he returned home from an inspection of the Japanese national team's domestic training camp ahead of their match with world champions New Zealand in Tokyo. He was moved from an intensive care unit to a general ward on October 18.

Jones has missed the Brave Blossoms' 54-6 defeat by a young All Blacks side on November 2 as well as their three-Test European tour, which ended on a winning note on Saturday. Scott Wisemantel, a former Wallabies skills coach who serves as a technical adviser for the Japan squad, has filled in for Jones in these Tests.

On Saturday, Japan finished off their European tour and 2013 international season by downing Spain 40-7 at Madrid Ciudad Universitaria Stadium. They earlier bowed to Scotland 42-17 and whipped Russia 40-13.


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