EDDIE JONES is aiming to win the Rugby World Cup for the first time as his England team take on South Africa in the final.
The England head coach is known to be one of the more vociferous figures in world rugby, but luckily has wife Hiroko to keep him grounded.
Who is Eddie Jones’ wife Hiroko and where is she from?
Eddie Jones met wife Hiroko when he was teaching geography at Sydney International Grammar School while she taught Japanese.
Their daughter Chelsea has three quarters Japanese ancestry, with Jones being half Japanese himself.
Jones maintains a close bond with Japan, and not just because he coached their rugby team to a famous 2015 World Cup win over South Africa.
When he was in charge of Australia at the 2003 tournament, he chose to regularly watch Hayao Miyasaki’s cult animation, Spirited Away with bilingual daughter Chelsea, rather than Hollywood films.
What has Eddie Jones said about his wife Hiroko?
If fans think Eddie Jones is demanding when in charge of England, Hiroko is another level.
Jones said of her: “Every time I go home she says: ‘You’d better win this week.’ “
But he also praised his wife for being level-headed in times of crisis.
He commented in 2016: “I remember when I got sacked as the Wallabies’ coach.
“I came home absolutely distraught because it was my dream job. She said: ‘Right, where are we going next?’
“You find most players, who come from a good home with parents, wife or family that is level-headed, find it easier to keep their feet on the ground.
“When you haven’t got that around and you have people around you to take advantage of some success and want you to do that extra commercial activity or change your hairstyle because it will look good on Saturday, then it’s harder.”