6 Things to Know about England Rugby’s New Top Man

England's World Cup performance left Lancaster looking to the heavens (image: AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

England’s World Cup performance left Lancaster looking to the heavens (image: AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

After the bitter disappointment of exiting their home World Cup at the earliest possible stage last month, it came as no surprise that the England rugby team opted to show head coach Stuart Lancaster the door. That announcement came just over a week ago and today the RFU have announced that the highly experienced 55 year old coach Eddie Jones will be his replacement.

Jones has abandoned a role with South African side the Stormers, who he only agreed to join in September, to sign a four year deal with the RFU and will officially begin in the role in December. Before his tenure officially gets under way therefore, here are six things that England fans need to know about their new coach.