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Alex King, the Northampton Saints backs coach, has become the latest target for Eddie Jones’s new-look England coaching team, Telegraph Sport has revealed.

It is understood that Jones has ­already expressed an interest in signing the former Wasps fly-half, 40, to join his coaching team as an attack and skills coach.


While Northampton said last night there had not yet been a formal approach from the Rugby Football Union, it is understood the club are aware of Jones’s ­interest and a deal could be completed before the end of the week.

It is thought that Jones sees King as the final piece in his new-look team, joining Steve Borthwick and Paul Gustard as the replacements for Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt, who were formally released from their England contracts yesterday.

Read more on the Telegraph.