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London - New England head coach Eddie Jones on Monday began overhauling his back-room staff with coaches Andy Farrell, Graham Rowntree and Mike Catt all axed.

The exits follow Stuart Lancaster's departure as head coach last month after England became the first host nation not to reach the World Cup knock-out stages.

"Having met with all of the coaches to talk through the future direction, we felt it was the right time to make changes," said Jones, 55, who previously coached South Africa, Australia and Japan,

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