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Tombleson joins England set-up
ESPN Staff
August 14, 2014
Tom Tombleson on the charge, Oxford University v Cambridge University, Varsity Match, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, December 12, 2006
Tom Tombleson represented Oxford University during his playing career © Getty Images
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England have appointed Tom Tombleson as their new strength and conditioning coach.

Tombleson replaces Paul Stridgeon in the role ahead of this week's training camp at Loughborough University, and head coach Stuart Lancaster hailed the former wing's arrival as a "significant appointment" for England Rugby.

Tombleson joins the England set-up having ended a five-year affiliation with the Waratahs, who claimed their maiden Super Rugby title last season.

Lancaster said: "This is a significant appointment for us as we head into a World Cup year and beyond. Tom has already fitted in well.

"He knows his rugby, having played to a high level, and has had a great few seasons with the Waratahs culminating in their Super 15 title."

RFU Head of Athletic Performance Matt Parker believes Tombleson's experience will be key to the squad's preparations ahead of the World Cup, which takes place on home soil.

"Tom has an excellent track record in elite rugby. He's worked with a number of international players and brings great knowledge and experience to the England performance team," Parker said. "He's joined us at an exciting time and we're confident he'll contribute significantly to the squad."

Tombleson represented Newbury and Oxford University during his career and also played for England Sevens.

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