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One Big Name Is Very Open To Possibility Of Coaching England

Sam Moore
By Sam Moore
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As the dust begins to settle on England's calamitous rugby World Cup and one man has put his name forward to replace Stuart Lancaster if he was to gets the boot.

Current Japan coach Eddie Jones, who is to leave his role with the cherry blossoms at the end of the World Cup,  wrote in his column for the Daily Mail that he would be interested if England came knocking.

If England approached me, would I listen to them? Of course I would but whether the RFU part ways with Stuart Lancaster is a big and difficult decision.

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Jones is of the opinion that a proper review must be done of the World Cup to better understand selection policy and why England did a strategic 180 after their opening win against Fiji. He also wrote that the RFU has invested greatly in Stuart Lancaster and that Lancaster must be given an opportunity to make his case to keep the job.

A lot of time has been invested in to Lancaster and his squad have enormous potential, so he needs to convince the board that he can take those youngsters forward to 2019.

If the RFU does choose to go with Jones his coaching pedigree is far greater than that of the current English incumbent. He led Australia to the final of rugby World Cup in 2003 and he was also an adviser to South Africa when they last won the World Cup in 2007.


For the record the RFU chief executive, Ian Ritchie, has publicly stated that there would be no knee-jerk reaction or decision over England's quick exit from the World Cup.

Also in Jones's article was his shortlist of candidates to replace Lancaster. Either Dean Richards or Jim Mallinder were his domestic picks to replace Lancaster. Jones also thought that former World Cup winning Springbok coach and current Montpelier head coach Jake White would probably be interested if England came calling.

All English eyes will be on the RFU in the coming weeks to see what they decide to do in the wake of their embarrassing exit from the 2015 World Cup.


Read more: England Could Be In Trouble After Alleged Confrontation With Officials

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