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REPORTS: Kevin Sinfield to become England coach following Eddie Jones departure

Leicester Tigers coach and rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield is expected to join the England coaching team once Eddie Jones sacking is confirmed tomorrow.

It’s been widely reported this evening that Jones will be removed tomorrow after the Aussie was summoned to showdown meeting with RFU chiefs today following dismal run.

Despite a plucky series victory in Australia, 2022 has been an underwhelming year for the Aussie and his team, with just five wins in 13 matches.

It will take until tomorrow for the RFU board to formally ratify rthe eview panel verdict that ‘his position has become untenable.’

According to the Mail Online, a statement will be made tomorrow morning with Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick set to take over with immediate effect.

They’ve also suggested that Tigers Defence coach Sinfield and head of physical performance Aled Walters are set to join the national set-up.

Sources suggest the Aussie will receive between £700,000 and £800,000 pay-out. To land Borthwick would require a payout in the region of £200,000 to get Tigers to release him from his current contract.

Kevin Sinfield facts:

  1. Sinfield played his entire professional career with Leeds and is one of the most successful players in Super League history, having captained the team to seven Super League championships and two Challenge Cup successes
  2. He won 26 caps for England, which he captained, and 14 caps for Great Britain
  3. Sinfield is a lifelong supporter of Oldham Athletic, and was a regular at games before his rugby career took off
  4. His son, Jack Sinfield is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Leeds Rhinos in the Betfred Super League
  5. Sinfield was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to rugby league and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to rugby league football and charitable fundraising

Eddie Jones names his dream XV with seven England players selected

Eddie Jones dream team of players he’s coached throughout his stellar career could compete with any team from any generation of rugby.

The Aussie, who has coached three teams that reached World Cup finals (Australia 2003, England 2019, South Africa 2007), has coached some absolute legends down the years.

Using several interviews with various sources from down the years, we’ve formed Eddie Jones dream team of the players based on the players he bestowed with the most acclaim.


  • 15. Anthony Watson (England)
  • 14. Bryan Habana (South Africa)
  • 11. Lote Tuqiri (Australia)


  • 13. Stirling Mortlock (Australia)
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi (England)