England are set to appoint a backs coach for the tour of South Africa

Last Updated May 08 2018, 08:16Rugby Union
Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones

England are set to appoint a backs coach ahead of next month's tour of South Africa, Eddie Jones has revealed.

Head coach Jones will bring in someone he has worked with previously in a bid to improve his side's attacking play.

England finished fifth in this year's NatWest 6 Nations after losing their last three games.

"Certainly we need to bring in another coach to help with the attack," Jones told BBC Sport.

"We are looking to take another coach on tour, and I've got the right person for this tour.

"When the time is right we will announce it. It's certainly someone I have worked with before."

England host the Barbarians on May 27, with the first Test against the Springboks on June 9 in Johannesburg.

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