- Former anti-doping officer becomes England Team Operations Manager
- Martin Johnson praises the appointment and pays tribute to predecessor Rob Burgess
Gavin Dovey has been named as the new England Team Operations Manager.
He takes over from Rob Burgess, who has left the RFU to return to Gloucester Rugby as Head of Rugby Operations.
Dovey, 27, will be responsible for planning and implementing all of the England squad's logistics, administration and travel.
He has spent the last three years working at Twickenham as the RFU's Anti-Doping Officer.
England Team Manager Martin Johnson said: "Gavin has an important role in making the logistics of the squad run smoothly and I'm sure he'll play a major part in the management team going forward.
"We've all enjoyed working with Rob over the last year and wish him all the best in his new role with Gloucester."
Dovey is currently overseeing the handover of his anti-doping role to Simon Bowden, who joins the RFU having worked for UK Sport on their governing body support programme and anti-doping management.