The reason Steve Borthwick hasn’t joined Leicester Tigers yet

Steve Borthwick’s move to Leicester has been delayed as the Tigers season continues to go downhill.

The 39-year-old’s anticipated move to Welford Road was expected to take placeafter the World Cup in Japan, where he worked as England forwards coach.

However, the move has gone quiet and according to The Rugby Paper this is due to Tigers failing to reach an agreement with the RFU.

Borthwick is now set to remain with England for the Six Nations.

Borthwick, who captained both Bath and Saracens during a 16-year playing career, has been part of Eddie Jones’ England backroom team since 2015, having previously worked as forwards coach at Bristol.

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His move to again link up with Jones, having previously worked under the Australian at Saracens and with the Japan national team, caused controversy as Bristol initially blocked his departure.

A settlement was eventually agreed, and Borthwick has since added to his reputation as one of England’s brightest coaches.

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