Batter up as Japan rugby coach Jamie Joseph pitches at professional baseball game video

Japan rugby head coach Jamie Joseph.
Atsushi Tomura

Japan rugby head coach Jamie Joseph.

Japan rugby coach Jamie Joseph has switched sporting codes briefly, making the first pitch at a professional baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and Tokyo Yakult Swallows at the Tokyo Dome recently.

The former Highlanders coach's pitch was high and wide, although according to a television interview, Joseph was surprised to see a batter down the other end from his vantage point on the pitcher's mound.

"I wasn't expecting to have a batsman there," he said.

 Yakult secured a hard fought 1-0 victory in the game, with a run in the top of the third innings.

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