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Switching Allegiances: International Rugby’s Coaching Turncoats

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Eddie Jones, the England head coach poses with the Six Nations trophy after their Grand Slam victory against France at Pennyhill Park on March 20, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With Australian Eddie Jones having a perfect start to his time with England, the RFU will probably be wondering why they didn’t think about hiring an overseas coach sooner after achieving only one Grand Slam in thirteen years. Yet, he isn’t the only ‘turncoat’ to have achieved success. Only New Zealand, France and South Africa have never had a foreign-born …

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Stats Show Just How Much Australia Struggle Without David Pocock

David Pocock will miss Australia’s second test against England through injury. In the aftermath of Australia’s defeat to England last weekend, not only did Wallabies leave the Suncorp Stadium disappointed, but worried over the fitness of David Pocock. Indeed, within hours of the referee blowing the final whistle in Brisbane, news of Pocock’s fractured eye socket began to filter through. Just as …

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Stuart Lancaster A ‘Dark Horse’ For Super Rugby Job

England v Australia - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Stuart Lancaster could soon be coaching in New Zealand. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live last weekend, Stuart Lancaster revealed that he was not only interested in coaching in Super Rugby, but had been in contact with various southern hemisphere franchises since the turn of the year. However, given that only two vacancies are set to arise at the …

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Former Wallaby Boss Turns Down The Sunwolves

The Japanese Super Rugby Franchise have suffered yet another setback. Although the new Japanese Super Rugby Franchise are said the have contracted 25 players, few details as to who those individuals might be have emerged. However in an interview with Fox Sports, New SANZAR chief executive, Andy Marinos, claimed that the Sunwolves had signed a core group of players who represented Japan at …

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Robbie Deans Distances Himself From England Job

Former Wallabies head coach, Robbie Deans, has denied any interest in becoming England coach. Having won five Super Rugby titles and possessing international coaching experience with both Australia and New Zealand, Robbie Deans may have proven to be a leading contender for the position of England Coach, if the position was to become available. However the Panasonic Wild Knights boss claimed that …

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Leinster’s Coaching Ticket Beginning to Take Shape

Leinster’s new coaching ticket is beginning to take shape following Matt O’Connor’s departure Leinster have appointed John Fogarty to replace Marco Caputo as scrum coach, after he resigned in the wake of Matt O’Connor’s sacking. Fogarty, a former Munster, Connacht and Leinster player, was part of the blues side that won the 2009 Heineken Cup. Fogarty is no stranger to the Leisnter set up, having …

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