"I'm very lucky" - Andy Farrell responds to reports linking him with the England role - Ruck

“I’m very lucky” – Andy Farrell responds to reports linking him with the England role

Andy Farrell expressed his immense satisfaction as the head coach of Ireland, affirming his contentment with his current position and displaying no inclination towards pursuing a coaching role with England.

Despite being regarded as a strong contender to succeed Steve Borthwick, Farrell unequivocally distanced himself from any aspirations of assuming the England coaching position.

“When you make a decision, you commit and that’s it,” said Farrell.

“And, you know, I’m very lucky that it wasn’t just me that was committing, it was my wife and kids as well.

“Because whether you think it’s a close flight or connected or whatever to the UK, it’s still living abroad. It is a big move, you know, kids out of school.


“That type of commitment is something that I’ll never forget from my family… I’m forever grateful.”

He continued: “We love it here. We’re loving life here and the rugby’s pretty good as well.”

Rugby quiz:

Who could replace Steve Borthwick at Twickenham?

5. Sir Clive Woodward – 20/1

Woodward is the World Cup winning Head Coach who led England’s rugby players to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003.

A former England International and British & Irish Lion himself, prior to his full time coaching career Clive established a successful business career working for nine years with Xerox in the UK and Australia before establishing his own small finance and leasing company.

During Clive’s tenure as Head Coach England moved from 6th in the world to being the number one ranked team, winning every trophy an England team can win.