Potentially great news for Leinster fans is being reported by Midi Olympique, as the rumoured move of Stuart Lancaster to Racing 92 may have taken another twist.
Reports of a move to Racing first began to surface in July, as Racing's current director of rugby, Laurent Travers, is due to take over from Jacky Lorenzetti as club chairman, and hence they need a replacement.
Given the vast experience of Stuart Lancaster and his success at Leinster, he is a prime candidate for any club, with the relevant funds, looking for elite rugby guidance.
However, Midi Olympique are saying that Travers may be willing to stay on in his post for another two seasons, which could ward off their pursuit of Lancaster.
Stuart Lancaster To Racing 92?
Earlier in the month, Midi had written that Racing's interest in Stuart Lancaster was ever growing and their pursuit was making 'good progress.'
“Jacky Lorenzetti continues his work with regard to the governance of the club," wrote the French publication. "He has never hidden his desire to ‘hand over’ and at the twilight of the 2022-2023 season, Laurent Travers, at the helm of the Racing 92 sports project for nine years, should take a step back from the field and become probably chairman of the management board of the Hauts-de-Seine stable.
“Lorenzetti, on his side, would take on the function of ‘president of the supervisory board’. Therefore, the question of the succession of the current director general of rugby is at the centre of concern.
“For long weeks, the name of the Englishman Stuart Lancaster has been coming up with insistence. Former coach of the XV de la Rose and considered one of the most advanced technicians, his work at the helm of Leinster since 2016 (he won the Champions Cup in 2018) is recognised.
“According to our information, the file has made good progress lately and the hypothesis of seeing Lancaster lead the Racing staff during the coming season has taken on even more thickness.”