England to name attack coach ahead of South African tour

Eddie Jones looks to appoint an attack coach for England for tour of South Africa
Eddie Jones looks to appoint an attack coach for England for tour of South Africa
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England coach Eddie Jones stated that he will name a new attack coach for the upcoming tour of South Africa following the red rose team's poor performance in the recently concluded Six Nations tournament.

With Rory Teague exiting the setup in May last year when he switched to Bordeaux Begles, England have not named a back specialist since then and as a result, they struggled to make an impact in the recent edition of the Six Nations tournament where they finished fifth.

"Certainly we need to bring in another coach to help with the attack," Jones said.

"We are looking to take another coach on tour, and I've got the right person for this tour.

"When the time is right we will announce it. It's certainly someone I have worked with before.

"It has always been the case that we are looking for the right coach and when I can find the right coach who is available I will bring him on to the staff," he added.

Ex-Australia international Glen Ella, who had already worked under Jones during his stint with Australia and with England during their 3-0 triumph down under in 2016 and former England international Sam Vesty, who was part of the coaching panel in the summer tour of Argentina last year are favourites to take up the role on the interim basis.

 

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