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Mike Catt joins England rugby coaching staff

Mike Catt joins England rugby coaching staff

Mike Catt will join the coaching staff for England's rugby union tour of South Africa, filling the spot as backs coach vacated by Andy Farrell.
Club side London Irish has agreed to release the World Cup-winning back from his contract after Saturday's final league match of the season so that he can join England, initially on a contract that runs until June 30.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster says "he is experienced in playing in South Africa and this will be invaluable."
Farrell worked under Lancaster and helped England finish second in the Six Nations but opted to stick with club side Saracens after the northern hemisphere tournament ended.
The 41-year-old Catt was born in South Africa but won the 2003 Rugby World Cup with England.