England’s upcoming coaching reorganisation is causing uncertainty and potential upheaval as Steve Borthwick orchestrates plans for the next four-year World Cup cycle.
According to reports from the Mail Online, the integration of Irishman Felix Jones into the Red Rose set-up in January might lead to the departure of not just one but two current assistants.
While it was widely expected that Jones would take over Kevin Sinfield’s role as the defense guru, his strong credentials in attack have created doubts for current assistant Wigglesworth.
There are concerns about whether the nature of Wigglesworth’s job might undergo changes given Jones’ expertise in attack.
Sources suggest that the former Sale, Saracens, and Leicester scrum-half has expressed reservations, arguing that setting up an effective attack within the confines of Borthwick’s rigid system could pose challenges for anyone.
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#5. Joe Marler (England)
Joe Marler facts:
- Marler started his career at Haywards Heath RFC in Sussex where he played in the same side as fellow England international Billy Twelvetrees
- After joining the Quins academy in 2008, the prop spent some time on loan to Esher and Worthing
- He’s been nicknamed Croissant. In his own words, it’s because: “The boys think I have a nose that looks like a French pastry.”
- Marler was captain for England at U18s level and represented the U20 squad throughout the Junior World Championship in summer 2009
- He is also one of the hosts of The Joe Marler Show podcast with Tom Fordyce