A SUSSEX school will host the England rugby team as they prepare for a three-match tour to Australia this summer.

Eddie Jones’s men will head to Brighton College for a three-day training camp where players will be put through their paces next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Six Nations grand slam winners were based at Pennyhill Park in Guildford for the tournament in the spring, but the head coach was keen to return to the place which gave him possibly his biggest win as a coach.

Japan were based at the Eastern Road site last year when they beat South Africa at the American Express Community Stadium in the Rugby World Cup when Jones was at the helm alongside England forwards coach Steve Borthwick.

After the success, he is now returning with his England team to prepare for a friendly against Wales at the end of the month before flying down under to take on the Wallabies.

Director of rugby at the college Nick Buoy said: "We are incredibly excited and honoured to host the England rugby team at Brighton College.

“This is the third time Eddie Jones has visited us at the school in a year which is a great compliment to our staff and facilities.

“During the World Cup visit we developed a really lovely relationship with Eddie when he was coaching Japan and it was inspirational for the pupils to see their hard working attitude which paid off so dramatically.

“Now, once again, they are going to see excellent players displaying a great work ethic.

“We can't wait."

The squad will train at the school and stay in a hotel at Brighton Marina.

As well as Japan's World Cupp success in the city Samoa also played against the USA and dubbed Brighton and Hove a home from home after they were seen around the city.

Fans will be hoping for the same when England arrive though the players will be expected to be knuckling down with training and having plenty of early nights.

The England coach said: “The Brighton training camp is a good opportunity for England to get together and train hard ahead of the Wales game and summer tour.

“We have an important game at Twickenham at the end of the month and then a challenging tour to Australia. It’s a challenge that really excites us and we’re looking forward to starting our preparation.

“There’s lots of hard work to be done if we are going to play with the intensity needed to beat southern hemisphere teams. "We know the speed of the game in Australia will be considerably higher than the RBS 6 Nations, so this short camp, as well as the preparation time ahead of Wales, is going to be vital to our progression."

Sussex’s Joe Launchbury has not been named in the squad because his club team Wasps are still involved in the Premiership semi-finals along with Saracens, Exeter Chiefs and Leicester.

But Dylan Hartley, who played for Crowborough as a junior, and Eastbourne’s Joe Marler are both involved.