All Black Nick Evans is the latest to join the new England rugby coaching set-up, being drafted in as attack coach for the Six Nations Championship.
Harlequins have showed that Nick Evans, the former All Blacks out-1/2, will join Steve Borthwick’s England as an assistant coach ahead of next month’s begin to the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.
The New Zealander, presently an assistant train at Harlequins, will work along England’s new head coach Steve Borthwick, who’s been ringing the changes after being named as successor to Australian Eddie Jones.
The 42-12 months-old, who gained sixteen caps with New Zealand between 2004 and 2007, is presently the assault and backs coach at The Stoop and the Gallagher Premiership membership said on Friday afternoon that the Kiwi has moved into the Test training area on a short-time period basis.
A assertion read: “Harlequins can confirm that attack and backs train All Black Nick Evans will link up with the England team throughout their 2023 Six Nations marketing campaign on a quick-term agreement.
With England’s Six Nations bye weeks falling on weekends of Harlequins’ matches, Evans will return to membership obligation element-time in the course of the Six Nations marketing campaign ahead of the membership’s fits in opposition to Gloucester and Exeter within the Gallagher Premiership. Evans will go back to Harlequins complete-time following the conclusion of the 2023 Six Nations.
All Black Nick Evans named England’s attack for Six Nations
England have appointed Nick Evans as their attack coach as Steve Borthwick finalises his backroom team for the upcoming Six Nations championship.
Evans, the Harlequins assistant coach and former All Black fly-half, will fill a role that has been undertaken since August 2021 by Martin Gleeson.
A participant for Quins from 2008 till 2017 while he moved into training, Evans has helped shape one of the best assaults within the Gallagher Premiership and has also been responsible for mentoring Marcus Smith, the England fly-half.
There turned into no immediate indication what Evans’s appointment would suggest for Gleeson’s role on the RFU.
Harlequins have revealed that Evans will resume club obligations at some stage in the Six Nations’ two fallow weeks and could return to Twickenham Stoop full-time as soon as the tournament is finished.
“I’m extremely joyful that Nick is becoming a member of our group ahead of the Six Nations,” Borthwick, the new England head educate, said in a declaration.
“Nick brings with him a wealth of various reviews as a participant and train, so that it will be exceedingly treasured to the increase of our team. I recognize that Nick is aware the pleasure and duty that incorporates representing your united states.
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“We aim to construct an England crew that our nation can be proud of and I realize that our supporters might be very excited with the aid of what Nick can bring to our facet. We’d especially like to thank Harlequins for their assist in permitting Nick to work with us at some point of this period. It’s a amazing instance of membership and us of a running collectively.”
There was no mention in the RFU statement about the situation of Martin Gleeson, who had been the England attack coach under Eddie Jones in recent years. The recruitment of Evans, which will be positive news for Marcus Smith, the England out-half whom he works with at club level, is the latest development in the new Borthwick era which began with his appointment of Kevin Sinfield as defence coach.
This was followed by last Monday’s confirmation that scrum coach Matt Proudfoot had stepped down after three years, sparking speculation that Saracens’ Ian Peel could come in to work alongside forwards coach Richard Cockerill. The RFU also confirmed at the start of the week that Brett Hodgson and Danny Kerry had left the England coaching team.