By Josh Bartholomew
Simon Amor OH (1997) has been appointed by England men’s head coach Eddie Jones as the national team’s attack coach ahead of the upcoming Six Nations.
Amor leaves his position as head of the England Sevens men’s and women’s programme to join Jones’ coaching team.
Amor, who enjoyed an illustrious playing career with London Irish, Gloucester, London Wasps and London Scottish, coached Team GB to a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Speaking to England Rugby, Amor said: “I love my country and I love coaching. 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.”
Eddie 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.”