Brett Hodgson has been appointed as England’s new defence coach with the Australian set to begin his new project following the Autumn Nations Series, it has been introduced.
Hodgson will exchange Anthony Seibold, who will be part of NRL facet Manly Warringah Sea Eagles as their head coach.
The former Hull FC coach will shadow Seibold within the coming weeks after linking up with the England employees at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot.
England are getting ready for Saturday’s sport in opposition to Japan at Twickenham after being shocked by Argentina of their autumn opener on Sunday.
“I’ve known Brett for a few years now,” England head coach Eddie Jones mentioned in a press release.
“He first visited us in Bristol in 2018 and I’ve been to Hull on a few occasions. He was an outstanding league player and he’s a talented, hard-working young coach who is developing.
“He will continue the good work that Anthony has done since he joined us. We’re disappointed to lose Anthony but pleased for him as a career move. It’s great to see assistant coaches move on to head coach roles.”
Hodgson mentioned he was excited to hitch England forward of the World Cup in France subsequent yr.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the staff and this group of players,” Hodgson mentioned. “There is some real talent here and it’s something I feel I can make a contribution to in helping this team succeed.”
After the Japan sport, England host New Zealand and world champions South Africa at Twickenham.