The British & Irish Lions have reportedly determined in opposition to hiring any of England’s teaching workers, together with John Mitchell and Matt Proudfoot.
Mitchell, who serves as England’s defence coach, and forwards coach Proudfoot had been linked to a task with the Lions after England had gained eight video games on the trot in 2020.
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Nonetheless, based on the Telegraph, England’s poor efficiency within the not too long ago concluded Six Nations – the place they misplaced to all three dwelling nations for the primary time since 1976 – has introduced a subsequent downturn in each Mitchell and Proudfoot’s possibilities of becoming a member of the Lions teaching workers for his or her upcoming tour of South Africa.
As a substitute, it has been reported that Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will likely be employed because the group’s assault coach, whereas Eire head coach Andy Farrell is more likely to be answerable for the group’s defence.
Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick is about to proceed because the Lions’ forwards coach after filling the identical position throughout their 2017 tour of New Zealand.
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