Jan de Koning from Rugby365 is of the opinion that it is confirmed that John Mitchell will report for duty at England next month.
Jones are looking for a defence coach after Paul Gustard left the team for Harlequins.
Rugby Football have not say a word on this with Micthell still under contract till October 2019.
We all know that England have no problem buying out couches from their current contracts.
De Koning said a source source close to the Pretoria-based franchise told this website that those calls would not have gone out if Mitchell was not departing.
Stonehouse has close links with the Bulls – from his days as a teacher at Hoërskool Waterkloof, the Bulls Cravenweek team and Pretoria Harlequins. He has just returned from a three-year stint at the Brave Lupus in Japan.
Dobson, a born-and-bred Capetonian, is coach of the defending champion Western Province Currie Cup team.
The BBC, while confirming that interest was shown in Mitchell’s services, said no formal offer has been received from the RFU.
It kills me to say it but it seems David and Bryce were right about Mitchell.