"Gatland won't be coming" - RFU reveal the six contenders to replace Eddie Jones - Ruck

“Gatland won’t be coming” – RFU reveal the six contenders to replace Eddie Jones

The RFU have revealed their succession plan to replace Eddie Jones with a team of home-grown coaches following the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

‘We’ve got an advanced succession plan in place,’ Bill Sweeney said. ‘We’ve got a war room that’s got every English coach you can imagine – based here and based internationally. It’s got contracts and all sorts of things. There’s a very definite plan.

‘We believe we’ve got such a wealth of English coaches in the game. As a leading rugby nation, we should be developing English coaches and an English style of play. That should be long-term and therefore the preference would be to have an English set-up as far as I’m concerned.’

‘Warren Gatland hasn’t been approached because we believe that Eddie’s the person to take us through to 2023,’ Sweeney added.


#1. Rob Baxter (Exeter Chiefs)

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate on 23 Apr. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK


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