Steve Borthwick is appointed England’s new head coach on a five-year contract… with the 43-year-old replacing Eddie Jones just nine months before the 2023 World Cup
- Steve Borthwick has been named England’s new men’s head coach
- He replaces Eddie Jones who was sacked from his job earlier this month
- Kevin Sinfield has also been appointed England’s new Defence Coach
England have appointed Steve Borthwick as their new head coach just nine months before the 2023 World Cup gets underway in France.
After a disappointing 2022, England parted ways with Eddie Jones earlier this month, and have now found his successor.
Borthwick comes into the role having previously worked as an assistant under Jones. He will be joined by Kevin Sinfield, who will take the position of Defence Coach.
Steve Borthwick has replaced Eddie Jones as England’s new head coach on a five-year deal
Jones was relieved of his duties earlier this month after a disappointing 2022
Speaking following his appointment, Borthwick said: ‘I’m deeply honoured to be appointed England head coach, and I am very excited by the challenge.
‘The English game is full of talent and I want to build a winning team which makes the most of our huge potential and inspires young people to fall in love with rugby union the way I did. I want the whole country to be proud of us and to enjoy watching us play.
‘The hard work starts now and planning for the Guinness Six Nations and Rugby World Cup begins today. I will give it everything.’
Borthwick has been handed a five-year contract which will see him through until the 2027 World Cup in Australia.
He leaves his role at Leicester Tigers having led the team to the Premiership title last season.
Kevin Sinfield has also joined the England setup as the new Defence Coach
Sinfield also departs Welford Road to continue his partnership with Borthwick, and has expressed his excitement at taking on a new challenge.
‘It is a special moment to join England as a coach. I know what representing your country means and to get the chance to do it as a coach is a real honour,’ he said.
‘There is so much player talent in England and I am really looking forward to working with the wider squad of players to see what we can achieve together, especially with such a massive year ahead of us.
‘I’d like to thank everyone at Leicester Tigers, the players, staff and supporters, for welcoming me to the club. I’ve loved my time there and wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
‘I’m looking forward to getting started and there’s no better opening campaign than the Guinness Six Nations.’
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