Rugby League coaching star Shaun Wane has come away from the rucks and mauls and into the England set-up.
Wane has agreed a 2-year contract with the RFL.
The 55-year-old was Head Coach of Wigan, his hometown club, from 2011-18 – a period in which the Warriors won three Super League titles, reached five Grand Finals at Old Trafford, won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2013, and were crowned World Club Champions in 2017.
The decision to appoint Wane, and end Wayne Bennett’s four years as Head Coach of England and Great Britain, followed a review into all aspects of last autumn’s Great Britain tour – which had always been planned midway through the four-year World Cup cycle.
The imminent appointment of Wane is also met with Kevin Sinfield departing the England Director of Rugby role.