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England keeps Jones as coach until 2021, plans for his exit

(AP) -- England handed Eddie Jones a two-year contract extension as coach on Wednesday while also outlining a strategy for his exit in advance of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

After guiding England to 22 wins in his 23 tests in charge, the Australian was rewarded for transforming the fortunes of the national team by getting a new deal through 2021.

As part of the deal, the English Rugby Football Union has planned a succession process that will likely see a new coach appointed by the end of the 2019-20 season, to work alongside Jones until the summer of 2021. The new coach would then lead England into the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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