Rugby

Jones talks up Cockerill after sacking

2017-01-04 09:11
Richard Cockerill (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Eddie Jones has expressed sympathy for Richard Cockerill and is not opposed to the idea of the former Leicester boss joining England's coaching staff.

Cockerill was sacked as Leicester's Director of Rugby on Monday, having been a part of the club's coaching structures since 2004.

He took over as head coach in 2009 and became Director of Rugby a year later.

"I have a massive amount of sympathy for Richard Cockerill," Jones told BBC Sport.

"He is a great rugby guy, a great player for Leicester, has been a very successful director of rugby and coach. You don't like to see that happen to anyone but the reality of being a coach is that everyone goes through that and I am sure he will end up somewhere else.

"It has been a discussion point for the Leicester players. They are disappointed for Richard but know they have to get on with the job. We are very well endowed with the forwards coaches we have at the moment so we can always look at the possibility of that (getting Cockerill)."

Former England lock Steve Borthwick is currently England's forwards coach.


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