“James will join myself and Paul Wellens on the coaching team,” said McNamara.
“Paul has contributed a great deal over the last two years and will now take on greater responsibilities within the England team.
“It’s coming to that time of the season where international plans are taking shape and games are approaching quickly: it’s exciting. James will slot into this role quite naturally and do a great job for England.”
“James will hit the ground running when the England team get together,” said McNamara.
“He was part of the coaching staff when we introduced the Elite Training Squad in 2010 so he is well aware of our standards, our values and what we want to achieve.