Eddie Jones glad to work with his successor at the World Cup

England being beaten by France in Paris
France, 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, beat England in the final round.

Eddie Jones, England's head coach, says he is pleased to be working alongside his successor at 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The Rugby Football Union prefers to have an English coach available to replace Jones before the tournament starts in September next year.

Jones, who is 62, will leave the post at the conclusion of England's campaign.

Jones stated, “If it's going help English rugby after 2023, then not a problem.” told Rugby Union WeeklyAbout having his successor onboard.

“I've always stated that I am happy to cooperate with the RFU as regards to who will replace me.” We will move on if that happens.”

Fabien Gathie, France's current head coach, had a similar handover period. He joined the French team in May 2019, alongside Jacques Brunel, before becoming solely responsible for France's quarterfinal exit.

South Africa was named World Champions in 2010 by Jacques Nienaber, who took over as head coach after Rassie Erasmus became a director of rugby.

New Zealand similarly promoted Ian FosterSteve Hansen, the former head coach, has been Steve Hansen's assistant for eight years.

RFU prefers an English head coach, which has reduced the field of candidates to Leicester's Steve Borthwick and Exeter's Rob Baxter, as well as current England forwards coach Richard Cockerill. among the leading candidates.

Bill Sweeney (RFU chief executive) is in recovery following a pulmonary embolism.

England will face the Barbarians at Twickenham, 19 June. Then, Australia will be the destination for a series of three-Test series.

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