Steve Borthwick set to add TWO more coaches to backroom staff - Ruck

Steve Borthwick set to add TWO more coaches to backroom staff

Steve Borthwick has not finished revamping England’s coaching staff ahead of the fast-approaching 2023 Six Nations.

The new England boss is primed to add two more coaches to his team; one to fix their scrum woes while the other the ill be tasked with getting the attack firing.

Two new coaches incoming:

Ian Peel:

The Saracens coach and former England U20 boss is under consideration to replace Matt Proudfoot as scrum coach.

The former Newcastle Falcons forward has been involved with the national age-grade side for two years, firstly as an assistant, and won the Junior World Championship in successive years (2013 and 2014) as well as reaching the 2015 final.

He also led England to the 2015 U20 Six Nations title having finished runners-up the season before.

Peel, alongside Alex Sanderson and Joe Shaw, headed to New Zealand in 2017 to further develop their knowledge and his set-piece defence ideas were used by Super Rugby franchise Crusaders in their final victory over the Lions.

Set-piece is a key part of Saracens’ game and Peel has been instrumental in the club’s success at the line-out and scrum time.

As a player, Peel made 122 Premiership appearances for Newcastle going on to coach the Falcons’ Academy side in his first position away from the field. He also had stints with National One side Tynedale and at Sedbergh School and Barnard Castle – both renowned rugby schools that have produced a number of England internationals.