John Mitchell departure gives RFU elbow room

JOHN Mitchell’s decision to leave the England coaching crew assembled by Eddie Jones continues a churn of personnel that has characterised Jones’ tenure in charge.
The former All Black coach’s departure to join Lee Blackett at Wasps next season leaves Jones short-staffed two years before the 2023 World Cup, with scrum coach Matt Proudfoot the last man standing.
The list of Jones’ assistants who have headed for the departure lounge over the last six years is starting to mount up. Along with Mitchell, it includes Steve Borthwick, Paul Gustard, Glen Ella, Neal Hatley, Scott Wisemantel, Simon...

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