Farrell back in England fold
Andy Farrell has signed a three-year contract with the RFU to become part of England coach Stuart Lancaster's backroom team.
The former England international had initially been part of Lancaster's set-up for this year's Six Nations but then returned to his club Saracens, claiming he didn't want a role at Twickenham on a full-time basis.
However, Farrell then decided to quit Saracens at the end of the Aviva Premiership season, clearing the way for him to rejoin the national set-up.
Lancaster took Mike Catt with him instead of Farrell for England's recent tour of South Africa but the 37-year-old will now take over from Catt in a full-time capacity, joining Graham Rowntree as Lancaster's staff.
Having watched the recent Test series with the Springboks Farrell says he is excited about the potential England have within their ranks.
"I loved every minute of coaching England and working with Stuart (Lancaster) and Graham (Rowntree) and this group of players in the Six Nations and to get the opportunity to do it permanently is a dream," said Farrell.
"I have watched England in South Africa and I am massively excited about the potential that was clearly evident in the three Tests and midweek matches.
"I had seven very special years with Saracens and the club will always have a fond place in my heart. I am grateful for the help they have given me as a player and a coach and I wish everyone involved the best in the future."