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“I would love to coach Ellis Genge” – RFU’s ‘three man’ shortlist to replace England boss Eddie Jones

#2. Rassie Erasmus

grandest and most high-profile job in world rugby. It is not a far-fetched notion, either; reports in the South African press last year suggested that Erasmus had held talks with the RFU about succeeding Jones, which were subsequently denied.

Among his quotes to the Daily Mail, he said: ‘I don’t think the English people would ever want me there now. Maybe I am wrong. I hope I am wrong. Would I coach another country? If my own people were cool with it and the other country’s people were cool with it then why not?

‘But if my own people are going to hate me for it, then I would never do it. I hate the fact that so many people hate me in rugby right now. I’m not a confrontational guy. I like to get on with people.

‘South Africa has my heart but coaching England would be amazing because I think they can win. I would love to coach Ellis Genge.

‘Any prop that looks the other prop in the eyes before a scrum, you know he’s a dog. You don’t want a prop that’s looking at his toes, scared. I want guys like Genge on my team.

‘If I felt like South Africans were not going to hate me on the street then I would consider it.’

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