World Cup winner Richard Hill as been appointed as England’s team manager, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
Hill has been added to Eddie Jones’ backroom staff to provide off-field support to the Grand Slam champions in a newly-created role that begins on October 2.
He will report directly to Jones and will begin his new position at England’s pre-autumn training camp in Brighton, which starts on Sunday, having performed a similar role on the Saxons’ recent tour of South Africa.
“Richard’s vast international experience and in-depth knowledge of the RFU player pathway means he’s a great fit for this role in the England set-up,” Jones said.
“It’s important we use the knowledge of former international players and keep an historical link with the past. I’m in no doubt he’ll excel in his role.
“I look forward to working with him again as we continue our preparation for the Old Mutual Wealth Series later this year.”