5027228-3x2-700x467The 55-year-old Australian has agreed a four-year deal with the RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (RFU) and will start in December.

The former AUSTRALIA and JAPAN coach succeeds STUART LANCASTER, whose three-and-a-half-year tenure ended after England’s failed World Cup campaign.

JONES, who will take his first news conference on Friday, leaves his role as head coach of SOUTH AFRICAN franchise THE STORMERS – who he only joined in September after leading Japan in the World Cup.

His first match will be England’s Six Nations opener against SCOTLAND at MURRAYFIELD on 6 February.