England v South Africa: Eddie Jones so as to add assault coach for upcoming tour
England head coach Eddie Jones will reply to his facet’s poor Six Nations displaying by bringing in an assault coach for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Jones has been and not using a backs specialist since Rory Teague left the set-up to hitch Bordeaux final Might.
England finished fifth in the 2018 Six Nations, their worst efficiency in 31 years.
“Actually we have to usher in one other coach to assist with the assault,” Jones stated.
England face the Barbarians in a non-cap match on the finish of the month, earlier than the three-Check collection begins in Johannesburg on 9 June, with Jones confirming his squad on Thursday.
He informed BBC Sport: “We need to take one other coach on tour, and I’ve obtained the fitting individual for this tour.
“When the time is correct we’ll announce it. It is definitely somebody I’ve labored with earlier than.”
Former Australia worldwide Glen Ella has assisted Jones on a handful of events over the previous two years, most notably on the summer season tour of 2016, when England defeated the Wallabies 3-0.
Former Leicester, Tub and England utility again Sam Vesty has additionally been concerned, serving to England to a collection victory in Argentina in 2017, and may very well be out there on a short-term foundation before joining the Northampton Saints employees beneath Chris Boyd.
Nevertheless, the coach Jones appoints for the South Africa tour is unlikely to hitch his backroom group on a everlasting foundation at this stage.
“It has at all times been the case that we’re in search of the fitting coach and after I can discover the fitting coach who is on the market I’ll deliver him on to the employees,” he added.
‘Hartley concerned in planning’
Jones can even have to appoint a brand new captain for the journey, with common skipper Dylan Hartley ruled out through concussion.
However the Northampton hooker has been concerned within the planning of the summer season, regardless of his unavailability.
“It is clearly disappointing for Dylan, he has a grand file as captain of England, an 86% profitable file, there isn’t any England captain close to that,” Jones stated.
“However he is been concerned within the planning of the tour.
“Nature runs it course with head accidents and you must be guided by the medical employees. However he has the motivation and the intention to return again so there is not any cause why he cannot.”
Jones says vice-captain Owen Farrell “did nicely within the Six Nations” when he deputised for Hartley, however there are “a few different choices.”
‘England could make historical past’
England are prone to face a resurgent South Africa, with their new head coach Rassie Erasmus set to choose a powerful facet in a bid to show across the Springboks’ fortunes, having fallen to sixth on the earth rankings.
Springbok nice Bryan Habana informed the BBC earlier this month that Erasmus is likely to select some overseas-based players towards England, probably enjoyable a coverage launched in 2016 that dominated out these not enjoying in South Africa who had gained fewer than 30 caps.
“We have to take some skilled gamers, however definitely there shall be alternatives for younger gamers and fringe gamers,” stated Jones.
“It is at all times been an enormous tour. England have by no means gained in South Africa, they’ve a 23% profitable file in South Africa.
“So we are able to do one thing no different English facet has ever completed.”