Borthwick joins Lions backroom
England 58 Fiji 15
Published 20/11/2016 | 02:30
Steve Borthwick has been cleared to join the British and Irish Lions coaching team and will travel to New Zealand with instructions from Eddie Jones to begin plotting England's route to victory over the world champions.
The Grand Slam champions extended their triumphant run to 12 Tests after routing Fiji 58-15 in the second of the four November internationals at Twickenham, amassing nine tries against the outgunned Islanders.
Borthwick is reported to have been offered a position on Warren Gatland's coaching team for next summer's Lions tour to New Zealand, reprising the forwards tracksuit role he currently performs for the Red Rose.
Any such appointment would receive the blessing of Jones, who sees an opportunity to seize an early advantage ahead of England's next scheduled meeting against New Zealand in 2018.
"I'm happy for all of my coaching team except me to be involved in the Lions tour," Jones said. "If they are offered a job I will encourage them to take the job and get down there and work out how to beat New Zealand because that is one of our aims. They can help us and the Lions."
Jonathan Joseph, Semesa Rokoduguni and Joe Launchbury each scored two tries as England ran amok against a Fiji side packed with European-based players and with less than half an hour on the clock England had surged 34-0 ahead.
The victory - the 11th of Jones' reign - was not without its flaws, however, as three soft tries were leaked either side of half-time.
"To score 58 points against Fiji is outstanding because they are a fair team, so I'm really happy with aspects of our game," Jones said.
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