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Borthwick adds final piece to coaching puzzle

NEWS: England coach Steve Borthwick completed his backroom line-up for the World Cup on Sunday.


Borthwick named Tom Harrison as England’s scrum coach.

Harrison is the third member of Borthwick’s former staff at Leicester to join the England set-up, following Richard Wigglesworth and Aled Walters.

He will take up his duties from June 1.

“Tom is an excellent coach and will have a real impact in an area that will be fundamental to us as a team,” said Borthwick in a statement.

“Leicester’s scrum is renowned across Europe and Tom has played a leading role in that success. I have full confidence in him and I am very happy that he will be joining England.”

Borthwick took over from Eddie Jones in December and led England to a disappointing fourth place in the Six Nations with two wins and three defeats.


England have been drawn in Pool D at this year’s World Cup in France, alongside Japan, Argentina, Samoa and Chile.


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