The RFU have confirmed that Stuart Lancaster, Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell will take charge during the upcoming Six Nations tournament, whilst the recruitment of a long-term coach continues. The appointments rule out the possibility of Brian Ashton and John Kirwan taking charge, with the RFU preferring to promote from within along with bringing in Farrell from Saracens.
Lancaster, who comfortably won our vote for England’s interim coach on Tuesday with 55% of the vote, is promoted from the England Saxons, with Graham Rowntree also technically promoted from scrummaging coach to forwards coach. We will be tweeting live updates from the Press Conference this afternoon at 5:30.
England’s Six Nations fixtures under Lancaster, Rowntree and Farrell:
4/2/12 – Scotland v England (Murrayfield)
11/2/12 – Italy v England (Stadio Olimpico)
25/2/12 – England v Wales (Twickenham)
11/3/12 – France v England (Stade de France)
17/3/12 – England v Ireland (Twickenham)
How well can England do with these men in charge? Is a championship impossible? Give us your thoughts.