# steve borthwick

This month
March 2023
# Reality check
Borthwick: France hammering shows how much work England have to do
England fell to their heaviest loss at Twickenham of all time against the magnificent French.
Last month
February 2023
# Dropped
Marcus Smith left out of England training squad as George Ford returns to fold
Smith began the Six Nations as England’s starting fly-half.
# Off the Mark
Borthwick gets first win as England weather second-half challenge from Italy
The Italians showed their attacking threat at times in Twickenham.
# Tough Call
Honeymoon blow prepares England boss Borthwick for dropping Smith
Owen Farrell will now move from inside centre to fly-half, where he plays for club side Saracens, with Ollie Lawrence in the No 12 shirt.
# Criticism
Eddie Jones: Steve Borthwick right to say England weren’t good at anything
The coach was sacked after presiding over a dire 2022.
# Must do better
Borthwick says England team he inherited 'weren't good at anything'
The coach’s reign got underway with a Calcutta Cup defeat to Scotland at Twickenham.
January 2023
# The bosses
New coaches add Six Nations spice but doubts remain for Wales and England
Warren Gatland returns with Wales as Steve Borthwick leads the English into the championship.
# doubt
Potential blow for England after Jamie George suffers suspected concussion
Steve Borthwick’s side face Scotland on 4 February.
# Development
Farrell receives ban but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener
The skipper is set to be able to resume playing after Saracens’ Premiership clash with Bristol on 28 January.
# heir to the throne
Eddie Jones tips ‘outstanding’ Steve Borthwick to impress as England boss
Jones has opened up on the ‘mistakes’ he believes cost him the job.
# Evans Sent
Harlequins assistant Nick Evans named England attack coach for Six Nations
The former New Zealand out-half has joined Steve Borthwick’s management team.
Last year
# Pastures new
Steve Borthwick appointed England head coach on 5-year deal
The 43-year-old masterminded Leicester’s Gallagher Premiership title triumph last season.
# replacement
Steve Borthwick set to succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach - report
Borthwick has been recruited from Leicester where he has acted as director of rugby since 2020.
# Candidate
Steve Borthwick dismisses England links and insists focus is on Leicester
Eddie Jones was sacked earlier this week after England’s worst year of results since 2008.
# top 10s
England duo George Ford and Owen Farrell hailed ahead of Premiership showpiece
The two out-halves will take centre-stage in Saturday’s final at Twickenham.
# Jack of All Trades
Leicester's Steve Borthwick: 'Jack Carty was incredible. He is a fantastic player'
Eddie Jones’ former sidekick singled out Connacht’s captain for special praise in the aftermath of Saturday’s Champions Cup thriller.
All time
# Laying down the Lawes
England primed for bruising encounter against Ireland's 'big pack' in London
Courtney Lawes was sporting a huge shiner at the English captain’s run today.
# Irish Abroad
Murphy moves to director of rugby role as Leicester bring in Borthwick
The former Ireland fullback has been the club’s head coach since 2018.
# Heated
Borthwick plays down training-ground clashes as routine 'pushing and shoving'
England and Georgia players reportedly clashed after a scrum session yesterday.
# left out
Lions leave Hartley disappointed as they opt for 'the right mix of strengths'
The 31-year-old England captain misses out on touring with the Lions again.
# Wexford Beef
'He was one of the standout players of the Six Nations, never mind the props'
The Lions are excited about what Tadhg Furlong can do against the All Blacks.
# Big Addition
Borthwick stand-off over as Bristol release him to coach England
The former second-row has also worked with Eddie Jones with Japan.
# Beast
Ooomph! George North flung Steve Borthwick aside like a rag doll in Twickenham today
Just as well the second row is calling it a day.
# final final
Inspirational Borthwick fit for Saracens as Wilkinson leads Toulon
Mark McCall’s captain has been passed fit to face a star-studded Toulon team in the Heineken Cup final.
# Heineken Cup
Bonus point for Saracens could prove very important says Borthwick
Munster were clearly the better side against their English opponents but conceded a late penalty.
# Heineken Cup
Heart and soul sees Munster home and leaves Saracens 'spewing'
Rob Penney brought out some old-school superlatives to praise his victorious side.