England boss Eddie Jones adds Richard Cockerill and Andy Seibold to his coaching setup as he revamps his team two years out from the World Cup in France
- Eddie Jones’ England have appointed Richard Cockerill as forwards coach
- Cockerill is a former England hooker and an ex-Leicester and Edinburgh coach
- Jones has also raided his homeland for defence coach Anthony Seibold, 46
- England meet for a mini-camp later in the month before a trio of November Tests
Richard Cockerill joined Eddie Jones’ England rugby setup as forwards coach yesterday, alongside another Australian rugby league guru.
After the departure of defence coach John Mitchell to Wasps and with Aussie skills coach Jason Ryles unable to link up with England due to Covid restrictions Jones has revamped his team two years out from the World Cup in France.
As Sportsmail predicted last month Cockerill, the former England hooker as well as ex-Leicester and Edinburgh coach, joins to fire up the pack alongside Matt Proudfoot.
Richard Cockerill joins a revamped coaching team with two years until the World Cup in France
Eddie Jones’ side meet for a mini-camp later in the month before a trio of November Tests
Jones also raided his homeland for defence coach Anthony Seibold – a 46-year-old Australian who most recently led the Brisbane Broncos in rugby league Down Under.
Jones, who took attack coach Martin Gleeson from Wasps last month too, said: ‘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.
Australian Anthony Seibold (centre) also joins Jones’ England setup as a defence coach
‘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 have also confirmed they will meet for a mini-camp over 26-28 September in London, then will prepare for November Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa by training in Jersey in late October.