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Leicester Tigers coach set to be named England Head Coach

Leicester boss Steve Borthwick is set to be confirmed as the new England head coach, with an announcement expected in the coming days.

Borthwick has been the overwhelming favourite for the role since Eddie Jones was sacked earlier in December.

The former England captain's first match in charge will be the Six Nations opener against Scotland on 4th February.

He will leave the Tigers after two-and-a-half years at Welford Road.

He orchestrated Leicester's hard-fought 23-16 win over Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup on Saturday.

However, he was unable to confirm afterwards if he would still be at the helm for the Premiership match with Gloucester on 24 December, instead praising his side's ability to win in adversity.

"Right now I want to enjoy this win," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"This team was built post the Covid pandemic and has had a lot of challenges through that period.

"I couldn't be more proud of how hard they train and their desire to want do well for each other and this club."

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