Australia Tour: Jonny Wilkinson not on England coaching staff

Jonny Wilkinson would not be part of the coaching staff of England for the Australia tour this June — and Eddie Jones would carry on to personally oversee the attacking game of the team. Following the recent Grand Slam success, Eddie had showed a concern in covering the World Cup-winner’s interest as a kicking master.

But the iconic ex No ten is believed to undertake broadcast work at home during the tour. A leading website reported that there is now no hope that the arrangement being called off or amended. After the Six Nations campaign, Eddie had also hinted that he would include a backs coach to his management squad just for the 3-Test series against his home nation.

Still, it is believed that the programs have been meliorated and that Jones would keep his hands-on role introducing the attack for the games with Wallabies in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Still, there is likely to be more pre-tour enlisting, in the form of a full-time mob coach. While the senior England team is Down Under, Saxons are going to South Africa for 2 matches against Emerging Springboks.

There had been suggestion that Rob Baxter, the head coach of Exeter, would suggest that significant development tour, but in spite of that initial approach he has not been asked to participate. Instead, the suggestions are that Jon Callard — who has held many coaching roles within RFU for many years — would carry the Saxons’ responsibility, helped by Ali Hepher, Exeter backs coach.