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Steve Borthwick joins Eddie Jones' England staff as forwards coach

Forwards coach Steve Borthwick has joined Eddie Jones' England coaching team as part of the overhaul of backroom staff following a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Jones was appointed as Stuart Lancaster's replacement in November after an impressive display as Japan's coach - including a World Cup upset against South Africa.

The 55-year-old Australian has now set about building his own coaching set-up and the Rugby Football Union confirmed former England captain Borthwick, a line-out specialist who worked with Jones at Japan before joining Bristol, will now take up a new role as forwards coach.

A statement read: "The RFU can announce Steve Borthwick has agreed to join Eddie Jones' coaching staff.

"The former England captain will join the national set-up as forwards coach. He will be reunited with Jones having worked together for three years on Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign as well as at Saracens, where the Australian signed him as a player from Bath.

"The 36-year-old former England international and captain had a brief coaching spell with Greene King IPA Championship side Bristol Rugby following the conclusion of the tournament this year."


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