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England reportedly open to bringing in new attack coach

Head coach Eddie Jones says he is open to bringing in another coach to help with England’s stuttering attack.

The men in whitehave only scored two tries in their last two Six Nations matches and are currently without a specialist backs coach.

“We are always looking to improve the coaching staff,” Jones told the BBC Rugby Union Weekly podcast.

“It is always a possibility, but the problem is the breakdown at the moment, not the attack.

“The attack can change massively if you get quick ball

“If [scrum-half] Danny Care isn’t getting quick ball, it is hard for him to attack, [fly-half] George Ford is the same. The attack is a consequence of not being able to generate good, quick ball at the breakdown.”

“Sometimes success covers over cracks in the team,” he added.


“We have been aware of those cracks, but sometimes you need someone to come in and whack a sledgehammer on it to open it up and get real change.

“So this hasn’t been damaging, it has actually been absolutely beneficial, as painful as the results have been.

“What you have to be careful of here is not listening to the amount of opinion that is out there. There are shadows in any room.

“We understand what the problem is and we understand how to fix it. Now we have to fix it.”

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