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Bulls boss Mitchell joins England as defence coach



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Bulls Super rugby boss John Mitchell has come to an agreement with the Blue Bulls company on his release so that he can join the England national team as defence coach.

Mitchell has been appointed as England’s new defence coach until the end of Rugby World Cup 2019 while Scott Wisemantel will continue his role as attack coach.

Mitchell will leave his rugby role at the Bulls, to join the England set up in September ahead of November’s Internationals.

The RFU is believed to have agreed on a release fee of around £200 000 after the Bulls originally wanted £500 000.

Barend van Graan, CEO of the BBCo stated: “We would like to humbly thank Mitch for his efforts over the last year. ”

“There is no doubt that he has made an impact on our brand, and we would like to wish him all of the best with his future endeavors.”

An official statement regarding his successor and the route forward will be made in due course.

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