Rob Andrew refused to confirm the extension of Brian Ashton’s contract as England coach, whilst Australia, Wales, Argentina and probably New Zealand are all on the lookout for a new man at the helm.
Jake White may or may not remain as South Africa’s coach, and by this time next week, there could be a plethora of talent available.
Those on the job hunt could include Brian Ashton, Graham Henry, Steve Hansen, Jake White, Eddie Jones and John Connolly, with others such as Warren Gatland, Dean Richards, Robbie Deans and Sir Clive potentially throwing their hats in the ring.
The Rugby Blog’s poll as to whether Brian Ashton should lose his job – it ran from after the South Africa game until the quarter final with Australia – suggested that the majority thought he should go, but he now seems to be back in favour.
Which coaches would you like to see where? Should Brian Ashton stay? Will Graham Henry be given another 4 years?