England: Eddie Jones to appoint backs coach ahead of South Africa tour

England head coach Eddie Jones will hope to reverse his side's losing run when they travel to South Africa next month. David Rogers - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images

England are set to appoint a backs coach ahead of next month's tour of South Africa.

Head coach Eddie Jones will bring in someone he has worked with previously in a bid to improve his side's attacking play.

England have not had a specialist coach in that area since skills guru Rory Teague departed for Bordeaux in 2017, and finished fifth in this year's Six Nations after losing their last three games.

"Certainly we need to bring in another coach to help with the attack," Jones told BBC Sport.

"We are looking to take another coach on tour, and I've got the right person for this tour.

"When the time is right we will announce it. It's certainly someone I have worked with before."

England host the Barbarians on May 27, with the first Test against the Springboks on June 9 in Johannesburg.