"He backs himself" - Will Greenwood makes shock choice to replace departing Eddie Jones - Ruck

“He backs himself” – Will Greenwood makes shock choice to replace departing Eddie Jones

Former England centre and World Cup-winner Will Greenwood believes Stuart Lancaster must be in the frame to replace Eddie Jones after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“When Eddie leaves his post, presumably post-2023, there will be a whole host of names in the mix. Steve Borthwick, Rob Baxter, Alex Sanderson, Scott Robertson, Andy Farrell. But for me you have to have Stuart Lancaster in that conversation,” wrote Greenwood in his column for the telegraph.

“I honestly believe he would be better a second time around.

“Failure is a vital part of success. Sir Clive Woodward probably would have lost his job in today’s climate after what happened in 1999 but he came back to win four years later. Graham Henry won the 2011 World Cup after being given another chance.

“Would Stuart want to come back? That is another question entirely.

“I haven’t asked him but I suspect the answer is yes. Stuart may be unassuming and softly-spoken but he is also a competitive animal. And a proud man.

“I say this as a friend but he always looks good, if you know what I mean. He is a bloke who looks after himself physically. And he backs himself.”


See who are the current favourites to take the reins at Twickenham.

Favourites to replace Eddie Jones: (Oddschecker)

#5. Andy Farrell – 25/1

The irony with Farrell is that he is arguably the most obvious candidate and fits the role as well as anyone, but he might be the toughest for the RFU to land due to his long-term deal with Ireland.


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