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Head coach makes sensational England rugby union switch

Former Brisbane Broncos head coach Anthony Seibold will link with England rugby union boss Eddie Jones ahead of the 2023 World Cup.

Seibold has been a consultant with the Newcastle coaching staff this season, whilst also providing consultancy directions for Jones.

“It was too good to knock back,” Seibold said. “It really excites me the challenge of international rugby. I had a relationship with Eddie from my days coaching at South Sydney.

About a month ago he called me out of the blue and asked what were my thoughts on coming on full time. He had been really impressed with the stuff I had done for them remotely. I had a good think about it.

“In the end there were a couple of things for me. One, Eddie is one of the leading coaches not just in rugby, but in the world. That was certainly something that attracted me to it.

“The other one was the challenge of the game, trying to work out the game and add something to the England team.”

He joins a long list of former league associates such as Shaun Edwards, Andy Farrell and Mike Ford.

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