Brian Smith is appointed to England’s coaching team

Martin Johnson has announced that Brian Smith will be England’s ‘attacking’ coach for next season.

The London Irish director of rugby has been widely tipped as the saviour of England rugby and the man to drag the international side out of defensive boredom by providing some attacking structure.

England’s last attack was at the 2003 World Cup against Georgia, so this news might be heralded among rugby supporters that have endured five years of misery.

Have a look at this article for some background on the new coach.