RFU confirms departure of attack coach Martin Gleeson after Nick Evans’ arrival

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  • Fourth member of Eddie Jones’s team to depart England setup
  • Gleeson: ‘It’s been a pleasure to represent my country again’

Steve Borthwick’s cull of Eddie Jones’s assistants has continued with Martin Gleeson leaving his job as England attack coach. Gleeson’s departure appeared inevitable after Nick Evans was handed the reins of the attack last week, and the Rugby Football Union confirmed his exit with immediate effect on Friday.

Gleeson was appointed in August 2021 – the latest in a long line of Jones’s attack coaches – but while he came with a burgeoning reputation from his time at Wasps, following a switch from rugby league, he was largely unable to ignite England’s backline. That was no more evident than the limited success brought by the 10-12 axis of Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell, with Evans suggesting this week that there is room for improvement in that partnership.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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