Former Cambridge University RUFC half-back Simon Amor to become England attack coach for Guinness Six Nations campaign
Former Cambridge University RUFC scrum-half Simon Amor has become part of the England coaching team.
He has been appointed attack coach by England head coach Eddie Jones.
The 40-year-old has been head of the England sevens men’s and women’s programme, and been head coach of the men’s team since 2013, a role he also held with GB sevens to guide them to silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
He will become part of the set-up, along with forwards coach Stuart Proudfoot, for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations but will switch back to be head coach of England and GB Sevens after the campaign to continue preparations ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo before joining Jones’ coaching team full time post-Olympics.
“I love my country and I love coaching,” said Amor. “This opportunity to work at the highest level for my country is something I am incredibly passionate about and I am honoured to be joining Eddie’s coaching team.
“The things I am most excited about are being able to learn in this environment and having an opportunity to help improve some great players and the team.
“I’m also keen to work closely with the premiership club coaches, keep improving and getting better myself, further developing what I’ve learned in my career so far.”
Jones added: “We have had our eyes on Simon for a while. We used him in the run up to the Rugby World Cup in some of our training camps.
“I have been very impressed with his dynamism, his rugby intellect and he will bring a fresh view on how we build our attack.
“We have done some great things under Scott Wisemantel and we will always be forever grateful for the work he did, but we are excited about Simon coming in and what he is going to bring.”