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Martin Gleeson named England assault coach as John Mitchell joins Wasps

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Martin Gleeson was Wasps’ attacking coach when they finished eighth in the Premiership last season

Martin Gleeson will move to England as attacking coach and fill the gap left by Simon Cupid’s departure in May.

Former British rugby league center Gleeson is leaving Wasps after two years with the Premiership.

England defensive coach John Mitchell can now join Wasps on August 9 – the day Gleeson starts with the national team.

Head coach Eddie Jones said: “We’re building a team of coaches to win the Rugby World Cup in 2023. From now on, every appointment is very important.”

He added: “We are starting with Martin as the attacking coach. He is a bright young rugby coach with experience at the highest level in the league so he will add significant strength to the team.”

England’s attack was criticized when they finished a disappointing fifth place in the 2021 Six Nations. They’re still looking for a defense coach to replace Mitchell and a skills coach after Jason Ryles left the team in May.

Gleeson said, “I look forward to working with Eddie, the staff and some of the best players in the world, helping them develop and achieve their ultimate goals.”

England’s next game will take place on November 6th in Twickenham against Tonga before taking on Australia and world champions South Africa.

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