Eddie Jones set to decide on his England coaching team

• Futures of Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt under review
• Alex Sanderson and Steve Borthwick linked with roles under Jones

England’s coaching picture is about to become clearer as Eddie Jones prepares to finalise the positions of the three assistant coaches he inherited from Stuart Lancaster. Jones is due to advise Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt over the next 24 hours whether they will be required for this season’s Six Nations campaign, with the futures of other members of England’s backroom staff also under review.

The decision of Shaun Edwards to sign another four-year contract with the Welsh Rugby Union has removed one option for Jones but no fresh appointments will be confirmed until the status of Farrell, Rowntree and Catt has been confirmed. With a Six Nations squad to be announced in a month’s time, a number of Jones’ potential targets are currently engaged in other roles and may not all be available full-time with immediate effect.

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