According to the Daily Telegraph, England Saxons head coach Stuart Lancaster is set to take charge of the senior side during the 2012 Six Nations tournament, whilst the RFU searches for the right man to lead England forward in the long-term.
The former Director of Rugby at Leeds joined the RFU in March 2008, and has led the Saxons to victory in the Churchill Cup over the last two years.
In addition, Gavin Mairs reports that Brian Smith, John Wells and Dave Alred are all likely to be released from their positions, with Smith in particular coming in for heavy criticism during the meeting of the Professional Game Board last week. John Wells is expected to take up a role with the National Academy. Graham Rowntree, who is reportedly a target for Wales, Scotland and Bath, along with Mike Ford, will stay on to assist Lancaster during the Six Nations.
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