University of Bath graduate Steve Borthwick joins England Rugby coaching staff

15 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Steve Borthwick has agreed to join the coaching staff of England Rugby.

The former England captain will work as forwards coach as he reunites with Eddie Jones, having previously worked with the new Head Coach at Saracens in the Premiership and with Japan in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Borthwick, who studied Economics and Politics at the University while playing for Bath Rugby, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to join the England setup and to link up with Eddie again.

“It is a huge honour to be asked as these chances don’t come around often. We have an exciting group of players in England and I am really looking forward to the challenge and getting England beating the best teams in the world.”

Jones added: “I am delighted that Steve has joined my coaching setup. I have known him for a long time through Saracens and Japan and he has done fantastic work as a coach.

“Steve has a huge amount of international experience as a player and a captain, and his coaching in Japan in recent years shows he can get the best out of the players at the highest level.

“He is a great addition and I look forward to working with him again as we look ahead to the start of the RBS 6 Nations next year.”

Borthwick, who graduated in 2003, has been coaching with Greene King IPA Championship side Bristol Rugby since the conclusion of the World Cup.

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