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Eddie reveals John Mitchell's replacement

NEWS: Former England hooker Richard Cockerill has joined Eddie Jones’s staff as a forwards coach to work alongside Matt Proudfoot, completing a rebuild of the backroom staff.


Jones has also appointed Anthony Seibold from Australian rugby league as defence coach, replacing John Mitchell, who has stepped down to join Wasps.

Martin Gleeson last month replaced Simon Amor as attack coach. Amor departed after England’s lacklustre Six Nations campaign.

All of the new faces will be in place for November Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa.

Cockerill, who won 27 caps, led Leicester to three Premiership titles as head coach before spells at Toulon and Edinburgh.

“We’re two years from the World Cup so we wanted to freshen up our coaching team and get the right people in place for where we want to go – which is to win the World Cup,” Jones said.

“We’ve added Richard to the team to work with Matt to create a dominant forward pack.


“He’s a former England player, has great coaching experience and comes in as a well-rounded, mature, driven English coach.”

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