Martin Gleeson named England assault coach as John Mitchell joins Wasps

Martin Gleeson was Wasps’ assault coach as they completed eighth within the Premiership final season

Martin Gleeson will be a part of England as assault coach, filling the hole left by Simon Amor’s departure in May.

Former Nice Britain rugby league centre Gleeson leaves Wasps after two years with the Premiership aspect.

England defence coach John Mitchell can now be a part of Wasps on 9 August – the day Gleeson begins with the nationwide aspect.

Head coach Eddie Jones stated: “We’re constructing a training staff to win the 2023 Rugby World Cup; each appointment from right here on in is essential.”

He added: “We’re beginning with Martin as assault coach. He is a brilliant younger rugby coach with expertise on the highest degree in league so he’ll add important energy to the staff.”

England’s attack was criticised as they completed a disappointing fifth within the 2021 Six Nations. They’re nonetheless searching for a defence coach to switch Mitchell and a abilities coach after Jason Ryles additionally left the set-up in Could.

Gleeson stated: “I am trying ahead to working with Eddie, the workers and a number of the finest gamers on this planet, serving to them of their growth and attaining their final objectives.”

England’s subsequent match is in opposition to Tonga at Twickenham on 6 November, earlier than fixtures in opposition to Australia and world champions South Africa.

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