Japan face busy rugby month
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Coaching the side, in the absence of Eddie Jones who suffered a stroke, is fellow Australian Scott Wisemantel.
Wisemantel said Jones was expected to remain in hospital for another two weeks.
"Of course we were all worried about Eddie. But now that we know he is making a good recovery, we need to work out how to move forward," he said.
Wisemantal who played for Eastwood in Sydney before joining the Parramatta Eels has also been an assistant coach for the Waratahs and Wallabies.
He said he would be working within the system put in place by Jones but he would be coaching in his own way within that system. But he said Jones would have a say in the team named, would want to watch training videos and was still very much the boss.
"Obviously I feel a lot of responsibility and with that comes some pressure. Eddie and I share the same passion.
"The focus is to get results, that's every coach's goal. We are up against the best team in the world but everyone is really excited," he said.
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