Vesty joins England staff for Argentina tour

Tue, 30 May 2017 18:57
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NEWS: England boss Eddie Jones has announced Worcester backs coach Sam Vesty will join his backroom staff for the team's two-test tour of Argentina.

Vesty joins Jones' staff as a replacement for Rory Teague, who stood down from his role with England to join Bordeaux-Begles earlier this month.

The 35-year-old played more than 200 matches for Leicester and Bath and was capped on two occasions by England, both against Argentina, in 2009.

He links up with England to become their skills coach for a touring party which heads to Buenos Aries on Saturday, with the Pumas awaiting in San Juan and Santa Fe.

"I met with a couple of coaches who I felt had teams that attacked well given their resources," Jones said.

"He interviewed very well. He is a Leicester boy, and played a lot of club rugby, played for England.

"I was impressed by how Worcester attack. He has got a nice feel for the game and I think he can add to us and help me with the attack."

Jones announced a 32-man playing squad for the tour of Argentina on Monday.

Agence France-Presse