Eddie trades Watford for Tokyo

Eddie Jones will take over at Japanese club Suntory when he leaves Saracens at the end of the season.

The outspoken former Wallabies coach is set to quit Saracens and will be replaced by former Springbok Brendan Venter. Jones rejoins Suntory, the club where he first started coaching back in 1996.

“I look forward to the challenge,” he said. “They have aspirations on the world stage.”

Following his four-year stint with the Wallabies, Jones coached the Reds before moving onto the English Premiership and Saracens. During his time with the Watford-based club, he also helped the Springboks in a technical capacity winning a World Cup-winner’s medal in 2007.