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Rugby:England add Cockerill and Seibold to coaching staff

Rugby:England add Cockerill and Seibold to coaching staff

FILE PHOTO: Britain Rugby Union - Leicester Tigers v Saracens - Aviva Premiership - Welford Road - 1/1/17 Leicester's Director of rugby Richard Cockerill before the match Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Boyers Livepic

LONDON : England coach Eddie Jones has added Richard Cockerill and Anthony Seibold to his coaching staff, England Rugby said on Friday.

Former Leicester Tigers head coach Cockerill joins as forwards coach and will work alongside Matt Proudfoot, while Seibold, who most recently managed Australian National Rugby League side Brisbane Broncos, has been named defence coach.

"We're two years from the World Cup so we wanted to freshen up our coaching team and get the right people in place for where we want to go – which is to win the World Cup," Jones said.

"We've added Richard to the team to work with Matt to create a dominant forward pack. He's a former England player, has great coaching experience and comes in as a well-rounded, mature, driven English coach.

"Anthony is a coach that I have had a relationship with since 2019 and have followed his career closely. He is a good coach and thinks deeply about the game."

England next face Tonga on Nov. 6, Australia on Nov. 13, and South Africa on Nov. 20, with all three matches at Twickenham.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

Source: Reuters

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