The four favourites to replace under pressure England boss Steve Borthwick - Ruck

The four favourites to replace under pressure England boss Steve Borthwick

Steve Borthwick’s tenure as England boss got off to a disastrous start with a defeat to Scotland at Twickenham in early February.

Subsequently, the team managed to secure only two wins and suffered two defeats, resulting in a disappointing fourth-place finish in the 2023 Six Nations.

However, yet another defeat to Wales in their first World Cup warm-up match has fans worried about the fast approaching Rugby World Cup.

In the event that Borthwick is relieved of his duties after leading the nation to France, RUCK presents four potential coaches who could be considered as replacements.

Who could replace Steve Borthwick at Twickenham?

4. Rob Baxter – 12/1

Rob Baxter, who guided the Devon-based club from the Championship to European champions in 10 years has done this largely with a core of players that have come through the academy at Exeter.

With this season’s club performance not at the level of previous years, it may be time for him to move on and into the Test game in the near futuree.

Although Baxter joined the England coaching team for the summer tour to Argentina and Uruguay in March 2013, he has no experience outside of Exeter. “I would be happy to have a chat about what the role is, how they see it working and what their plans and ambitions are,” Baxter said of the England job back in December.

“Unless you know what it is, it’s hard to say yes or no to anything. At the same time, I’m not looking for another job! I’m very happy here,” he added.

Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby of Exeter Chiefs looks dejected after losing during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate on 20 May. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK