England head coach Eddie Jones will appoint an attacking coach to his staff prior to the team’s tour of South Africa in June.

As England spluttered to a fifth placed Six Nations finish – their worst result in 31 years – it seems Jones felt compelled to add some backroom wisdom in the attacking realms of the game.

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The national side have been without a backs coach since Rory Teague left the staff last May to join Bordeaux.

England will face the Barbarians at the end of this month in a non-cap match, and it is understood the new coach will be in place by then.

Jones said:

Certainly we need to bring in another coach to help with the attack,

We are looking to take another coach on tour, and I’ve got the right person for this tour.

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The chosen candidate will be revealed at Jones’ discretion:

When the time is right we will announce it. It’s certainly someone I have worked with before.

It seems however that the incoming coach won’t join the team on a permanent basis:

 It has always been the case that we are looking for the right coach and when I can find the right coach who is available I will bring him on to the staff,