Bristol bring in Borthwick

Date published: October 14 2015

Bristol have announced that Steve Borthwick has been installed as their new forwards coach, joining the club after Japan's impressive World Cup.

The former England lock replaces Danny Wilson, who recently joined Cardiff Blues.

Borthwick was part of the coaching team that led the Cherry Blossoms to three victories in Pool B, including a famous win over South Africa.

"I'm delighted to welcome someone of Steve's calibre to the coaching set-up at Bristol," head coach Andy Robinson revealed to

"Steve can bring his experience of winning trophies to our squad and he will be an asset to the development of our young players."

Borthwick, who retired as the Premiership's most capped player, skippered Bath and Saracens in a sixteen-year playing career.

He said: "I'm looking forward to joining Bristol Rugby and joining Andy [Robinson]'s coaching team.

"It's an exciting opportunity for me to work with such a talented group of players.

"Bristol prides itself on the strength and dynamism of the forward pack and I'm eager to continue that philosophy."