Richard Ferguson

Two horse race for Pom job


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Six Nations on 7 Feb 2012 at 07:30
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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.



6 Comments

  • I think it would be very interesting to see Mallett in charge of England, but I fear he won’t get this job..

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.02.12 07:49:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Mallett is set to team up with Wayne Smith in a dream team. England are very keen to have him, or were before Lancaster was appointed as interim coach.

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.02.12 08:39:12 by StevieS Reply
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  • Good luck to Stuart. He must be the dark horse in the race running with only 3 legs.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.02.12 09:10:09 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 3) :

    I’m surprised PDV isn’t in the running.

    Then we’d really have a dark horse! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.02.12 09:32:34 by wpw Reply
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  • Italy at home could be tough to beat.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.02.12 09:45:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : wonder what pdv will do now, take up rassie’s position as wp.lol

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.02.12 16:10:55 by MJ Reply

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