England coach holds talks with Premiership club

England coach Stephen Borthwick has held talks with a Gallagher Premiership club about a future role at the club.

The Times reported that Borthwick is in the running for a position within current director of rugby Geordan Murphy’s coaching set-up, but that he would not consider leaving his England position until after the 2020 Six Nations.

When asked by The Independent about whether the talks had been a distraction, England head coach Jones refused to be drawn on the matter.

“I’ve got no idea, mate,” Jones said. “Do you want to tell me? I’ve got no idea. I’m not interested in anything post World Cup.”

Borthwick has previously held talks with Ulster and Wasps but elected to remain committed to England.

England open their World Cup campaign against Tonga in Sapporo on Sept 22, followed by the USA game in Kobe four days later.

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