The Rugby Football Union has come in support of England coach Eddie Jones following a review on the team's performance in the recently concluded Six Nations tournament.
The red rose team lost matches against Ireland, Wales and Scotland in the competition for the first time in 45 years and had to finish fifth in the table forcing the RFU to launch a review.
The panel consisted of RFU board members, executives and independent experts while feedback from players, coaches (past and present) and support staff were taken into account.
“We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Guinness Six Nations," said RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney.
"Our track record and results under Eddie meant that we, the players and our fans had much higher expectations. Sport is all about fine margins which is why every campaign debrief is invaluable in helping us to learn and improve.
"Eddie approached this review with a great deal of self-awareness and humility, allowing us to look at every aspect of the tournament to identify every small change we can make in order to improve.”
Jones agreed that the team's performance during the recently concluded Six Nations was "not to usual standards" but is confident of a turnaround as they look to build towards the 2023 World Cup.
"During the Six Nations we were not up to our usual high standards and we recognise that," Jones said.
"The debrief was a valuable process, we all learned a lot from the experience and most importantly we have identified actions to enable the team to move forward positively towards 2023.
"I'm looking forward to the summer tour which will provide a great opportunity to see more of our emerging talent.
"I'm confident our next team will come back stronger this autumn building up to a winning performance in the next Six Nations."
The RFU also added that several recommendations will be implemented before the July Test matches against the United States and Canada, which are currently under review.
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