Steve Borthwick Yet To Agree England Deal

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy


Bristol maintain no agreement is yet in place to allow Steve Borthwick to join Eddie Jones’ England coaching team.

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Jones was appointed as Stuart Lancaster’s replacement in November after an impressive stint in charge of Japan and has set about building his own coaching set-up.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Rugby Football Union announced former England captain Borthwick, a line-out specialist who worked with Jones with Japan before joining Bristol, would take up a new role as forwards coach.

However, Bristol subsequently released their own statement stressing no permission had been given for the RFU to speak to Borthwick about the role.