All of Eddie Jones’ assistants in preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2023
Only Jones remains from the last World Cup among England’s front-line staff, with a jumble of CVs now in place.
With less than two years until the 2023 World Cup, Eddie Jones’ newly minted cohort of assistant coaches have a wacky collection of CVs that make you wonder how England ended up with this line-up, and if the recipe is right.
Only Jones remains from England’s 2019 World Cup front-line.
The attack coach, Scott Wisemantel, returned to Australia.
Steve Borthwick (forwards) joined Leicester, Neal Hatley (scrum) joined Bath, and John Mitchell, surprisingly, left his England defence job in July to join Wasps as an assistant.
There could be a variety of reasons for this high rate of churn under Jones’ leadership, ranging from his management methods to individuals who are only on short-term contracts or who choose to leave.
England’s management has changed dramatically, with Richard Cockerill (forwards), Martin Gleeson (attack), and Anthony Seibold (defence) joining Matt Proudfoot, the scrum coach, who was brought in from world champions South Africa at the start of 2020.
Cockerill has the highest profile in rugby union of the three.
He became a serial winner in charge of a battalion of internationals at Leicester after a combustible England hooker who might have made it to the World Cup in 2003 if he hadn’t fallen out with Clive Woodward.
Cockerill’s four-year tenure at Edinburgh was recently ended by “mutual consent” amid rumors of player feuds.
Cockerill’s initial positive effect was followed by autocracy and confrontation, according to former Edinburgh flanker John Barclay.
Whatever the case may be, the needle-sharp Cockerill has discovered a tempting route back south of the border.
Only rugby league fans will recognize Gleeson, who hails from Wigan, and Seibold, who hails from Rockhampton in Queensland.
Gleeson was a 20-cap centre for Great Britain, while Seibold, a prop for the Canberra Raiders, Hull KR, and London Broncos among others, was named Australia’s NRL coach of the year in 2018 with the South Sydney Rabbitohs before a precipitous fall from grace with the Brisbane Broncos, where his contract was terminated even before the team finished 2020 with a.
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All the key members of Eddie Jones’ assistant coaching team ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2023
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England rugby coaches: All the key figures in Eddie Jones’ assistants team ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023
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