Eddie Jones plans to renew England squad ahead of 2023 World Cup | Rugby Union News
England’s coaching staff have already been reshuffled after a disappointing Six Nations campaign; Eddie Jones says he will bring new talent to the playing squad as attention shifts to 2023 World Cup in France
Last update: 04/09/2019 7:26 PM
England head coach Eddie Jones has said he plans to refresh the squad of players as his attention turns to the 2023 World Cup in France.
England finished in a disappointing 5th place in the Six Nations, winning two of their five games against Italy and France.
And even though the World Cup is still over two years away, Jones says his attention has already turned to her.
“We have to refresh the team and the coaching staff in many ways,” he said. “At the end of the Lions tour, you almost draw a line in the sand on the World Cup selection. The good, experienced players will be retained and we will bring in new talent.”
There has already been a major reshuffle in England’s backstage staff with Richard Cockerill, Anthony Seibold and Martin Gleeson joining the national setup.
Eddie Jones says England are lucky to have Richard Cockerill and Anthony Seibold on their coaching staff
“We’re lucky to have these guys on board,” Jones said. “Richard Cockerill is a very experienced club coach in England. He was Leicester’s forwards coach, then head coach and then director of rugby – his best.
“Anthony Seibold is a brilliant young rugby league coach in Australia. He has completed a number of projects for me in the last period. I think he will add a bit of detail to our defense which has gone so well previously operated under John Mitchell. “
Jones was speaking at the Wimbledon Rugby Club – one of more than 500 clubs across the country hosting players as part of the Pitch Up for Rugby initiative. Saturday marked the first day with full-contact rugby 15s, including scrimmages and mauls allowed in England for the first time since the pandemic began 18 months ago.
“Grassroots rugby is the foundation of all rugby in England and around the world,” Jones said. “Community clubs like Wimbledon have set the tone. We have a great mix of people, ages and abilities. I have seen so many parents here smiling because their kids are back here practicing the game. sport who they like. “