RFU confirms Eddie Jones WON'T coach England this weekend - Ruck

RFU confirms Eddie Jones WON’T coach England this weekend

England Rugby has appointed John Mitchell as head coach of England A in their one-off game this weekend.

The defence coach will lead the England A side against Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, Leicester on Sunday, 27 June (2pm KO).

Eddie Jones said: “Mitch is very good with young players and will pass on his knowledge and experience to this group.

“The team selection will be a collaborative decision and Mitch will be in charge on match day.”

Mitchell said: “It’s exciting for us to be working with this new group of players and seeing them grow day-by-day.

“We have a responsibility to perform as an England team and I’m looking forward to leading this side in an international game against Scotland A.”

Elsewhere, Miles Reid sustained a facial bone fracture in training on Wednesday which will rule him out of England’s summer series of fixtures.


Seven England stars included in Eddie Jones dream team


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


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


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