John Mitchell has officially been appointed defence coach of England after the RFU and Blue Bulls reached a settlement agreement.
Mitchell, who was until recently head coach of the Bulls, has a contract until the end of the 2019 RWC
John Mitchell said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with England Rugby and support Eddie Jones as head coach. I will be joining an elite high-performance programme, Test team and coaching group where I will use all my experience and focus to bring the necessary clarity and confidence to the players from a defensive perspective.”
Eddie Jones, England head coach, said: “Defence is a key pillar of our game and John is an experienced coach. He’s coached the All Blacks, USA Rugby and a number of Super Rugby sides so he will bring a wealth of experience and add to the coaching mix we have here.”