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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Eddie Jones to bring in backs coach to help with the English attack

England head coach Eddie Jones. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville
England head coach Eddie Jones. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville
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England are set to appoint a backs coach ahead of next month's tour of South Africa.

Head coach Eddie Jones will bring in someone he has worked with previously in a bid to improve his side's attacking play.

England finished fifth in this year's NatWest 6 Nations after losing their last three games.

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

"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."

England host the Barbarians on May 27, with the first Test against the Springboks on June 9 in Johannesburg.

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