Acting head coach of the England team, Stuart Lancaster, has confirmed that he will go head-to-head with former Springbok and Italian coach Nick Mallett for the job. Lancaster confirmed after his side’s victory over Scotland that his application has gone in.
Lancaster was so happy with flyhalf Charlie Hodgson’s try early in the game that he punched a light fitting and had to have his hand stitched up, such is the enthusiasm with which he is taking his ‘acting’ job.
The England team has quite a bit of rebuilding to do, with not only a team to build, but a reputation that was left shattered at the Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand last year. Apart from that, the English are trying to build a team who can challenge in a home Rugby World Cup tournament in 2015 as well as keeping things ticking over with wins in the Six Nations.
England has not won a test at Murrayfield since 2004, and can now build on a good start in the tournament, and now take on Italy in Rome on Saturday to build some good momentum.Tweet