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Rob Baxter responds to reports that he could succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach

Rob Baxter has told Sky Sports that he does not want to succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach when the Australian departs.

“I would say it would be unlikely if I’m honest with you,” Baxter said when asked about the England job on the Will Greenwood podcast. “I don’t want to do it yet.

“Obviously it’s an accolade and it’s coaching at a high level. What would really excite me is working with a different group of players, some of the best players in the country which means that they’re some of the best players in the world.

“Some of the players who are involved with England I’m a huge respecter of, and it would be fantastic to work with some of those guys. It would be fantastic to see what you could achieve against some of the best teams in the world.

“So there’s loads of attractive reasons for it, but the attractive reasons have got to outweigh what you want in your life at any given time, and at the moment what I have in my life here in Exeter is more important to me.”

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