England have appointed Nick Evans as their assault coach as new boss Steve Borthwick finalises his administration group for the upcoming Six Nations.
Evans, the Harlequins assistant coach and former New Zealand fly-half, will fill a task that has been undertaken since August 2021 by Martin Gleeson, who now faces an unsure future.
A participant for Quins from 2008 till 2017 when he moved right into a tracksuit function, Evans has helped formed one of the crucial efficient assaults within the Gallagher Premiership and has additionally been answerable for mentoring Marcus Smith.
Harlequins have revealed that Evans will resume membership duties through the Six Nations’ two fallow weeks and can return to Twickenham Stoop full-time as soon as the event is completed.
“I’m delighted that Nick is joining our team ahead of the Six Nations,” Borthwick mentioned.
“Nick brings with him a wealth of different experiences as a player and coach, which will be incredibly valuable to the growth of our team.
“I know that Nick understands the pride and responsibility that comes with representing your country.
“We aim to build an England team that our nation can be proud of and I know that our supporters will be very excited by what Nick can bring to our side.
“We’d particularly like to thank Harlequins for their support in allowing Nick to work with us during this period. It’s a great example of club and country working together.”
England play their opening match of the Six Nations in 4 weeks’ time when Scotland go to Twickenham.
Evans’ appointment is an thrilling improvement given he oversaw Quins’ assault for his or her title-winning 2021 season once they swept apart their rivals with an all-action fashion of rugby.
The Rugby Football Union has declined to say what affect Evans’ presence can have on Gleeson’s function inside the teaching group.