In honour of Eddie Jones arrival - its Japanese month on JHTV – Saturday 10.30am Rugby Show

In honour of Eddie Jones arrival - its Japanese month on JHTV – Saturday 10.30am Rugby Show

Eddie Jones has very recently made a much heralded and heavily scrutinised arrival as Head Coach of the England Rugby team. Following on from the huge success he enjoyed through his coaching of the Japanese National side and the team’s incredible and epoch creating success in the recent Rugby World Cup; as a result of their  stunning first round match victory over eventual competition semi-finalists South Africa, as well as their two other pool game victories over Samoa and the USA.

We have decided over the coming few weeks on JHTV Saturday Rugby Show, to feature some great footage of James time in Japan with the Ricoh Black Rams, where he had the great privilege to play alongside All Black legend Ma Nonu.

In this week’s opening show, James is interviewed by a local Tokyo “English Speaking” magazine as to his initial thoughts and feelings, having been in the country for just some three weeks, about the welcome he has received, the people and the country.

He answers questions about the complexities in choosing, ordering and eating Japanese food, as well as some of the local delicacies he has tried. He talks about the best and worst of things in Japan, in the short time he has been there.

How welcome he has been made to feel by the Japanese fans, as well as his appreciation of the atmosphere, the culture as well as the beautiful surroundings

James reveals he has already picked up a few words and phrases in Japanese but hasn’t as yet mastered the art of ordering either a Beer or Gin & Tonic in the language!

He is also pretty sure the all time leading try scorer in International Test Matches is a certain Japanese winger but sadly can’t actually pronounce his name!


– Entry was posted on December 12th, 2015 by James Haskell

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