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The man who oversaw Japan's RWC heroics has been named as England's new coach

The former Australia boss has signed a four-year deal with the side.

Jones replaces Stuart Lancaster in the role.
Jones replaces Stuart Lancaster in the role.
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ENGLAND TODAY NAMED Australian Eddie Jones as their first foreign head coach with the task of reviving the national team after its World Cup disaster.

Jones has agreed a four-year deal in place of Stuart Lancaster.

The former Australia and Japan boss has been released from his contract with the South African provincial side the Stormers and will take up his England post next month.

“The opportunity to take the reins in possibly the world’s most high profile international rugby job doesn’t come along every day, and I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity,” Jones said in a RFU statement.

Lancaster stood down on 11 November after England became the first host nation to be knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage.

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