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Simon Hardy ends 22-year association with England

England coach Simon Hardy is to leave the international set-up after 22 years of service.

Hardy has been an England coach for 18 years, primarily working with the forwards, and he helped the senior side win the World Cup in 2003.

More recently Hardy has overseen three World Rugby Under-20 Championship titles and he was also England's line-out specialist during the World Cup last year.

Hardy said: "Throughout my time with the RFU it has been exciting and rewarding.

"I feel lucky to have experienced so much success and to have worked with such incredible players and coaches. I look forward to using these experiences in future challenges."

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