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Eddie Jones is set to promote current England Sevens coach Simon Amor to the role of senior attack coach as he continues to piece together his new-look backroom staff.
Jones has already lost Scott Wisemantel and Neal Hatley from the set-up that took England to the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, with the former becoming Australia’s attack coach earlier this week and the latter with Bath as forwards and defence coach. On top of their departures, forwards coach Steve Borthwick is expected to move at some point next year to take up a role with Leicester Tigers, having followed Jones to England from Japan in 2016.
It means that Jones will retain only defence coach John Mitchell from the World Cup backroom staff, and current Sevens boss Amor looks set to be the first name who will join a revamped set-up ahead of the Six Nations.
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Amor is currently in South Africa where England Men’s Sevens are competing on the second leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series following last weekend’s opener in Dubai, having taken control of the side in 2013 that also included a short stint as Great Britain coach on the way to a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 40-year-old has already been confirmed by the Rugby Football Union as head coach for next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, although while those plans may now need to be altered, Amor will still head to Japan given England will embark on a two-Test summer tour against the Blossoms.
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