"Very special" - Lawrence Dallaglio demands England appoint new coach - Ruck

“Very special” – Lawrence Dallaglio demands England appoint new coach

Lawrence Dallaglio has demanded the RFU move to appoint Shaun Edwards.

The former England international is fed up of seeing the erial trophy-winner inspire England’s opponents to success as he once again stands on the brink of a Grand Slam with France

Writing in his Evening Standard column, he said: “I know him from his time at Wasps, and can confidently assert that he is a very special man and coach.

“He has won trophies wherever he has been, with Wigan in rugby league, and Wasps and Wales in rugby union. I suspect that he is about to add a title with France, too. That is if there’s space in his trophy cabinet. He has won more than 50 titles as a player and coach across the codes.

“He has given France a hard edge and has an unique way of communicating — a perfect balance of head and heart — with players, who automatically respect and like him for his achievements.

“At some stage, I would like the RFU to remember that he is in fact English and get him coaching our national team, rather than all their close rivals one by one.”


Round five fixtures: Saturday 19 March
  • Wales vs. Italy (2.15pm; Principality Stadium, Cardiff; BBC/S4C)
  • Ireland vs. Scotland (4.45pm; Aviva Stadium, Dublin; ITV)
  • France vs. England (8pm; Stade de France, Paris; ITV)
Table after round four 

Men's 2022 Six Nations table after round four

Graphic: twitter.com/SixNationsRugby

When is France v England?

Saturday, March 19.

What time is kick-off?

8pm GMT.

What TV channel is France v England on?

The match at the Stade de France will be on ITV.


England next head coach odds (Oddschecker)

#5. Andy Farrell – 22/1

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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