Will Greenwood names who he'd like to succeed Steve Borthwick as England boss - Ruck

Will Greenwood names who he’d like to succeed Steve Borthwick as England boss

Former England centre and World Cup-winner Will Greenwood believes Stuart Lancaster must be in the frame to replace Steve Borthwick after the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

“For me you have to have Stuart Lancaster in that conversation,” wrote Greenwood in his column for the Telegraph when Eddie Jones departed.

“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.”

MaIl Online’s England Rugby team of the future from 2012… Where are they now 12 years on?

In 2012, the Daily Mail’s website peered into the future and made their prognostications about the potential young talents who would eventually comprise the England team.

#15. Ben Ransom

  • Status : Retired
  • Clubs : Saracens, Bedford Blues, London Irish
  • International? Not even close.
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#14. Marland Yarde

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Free agent
  • Clubs : London Irish, Harlequins, Sale Sharks
  • International? 13 caps for England.
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#13. Jamie Elliott

  • Status : Active
  • Current club: Bedford Blues
  • Clubs : Northampton Saints, Zebre
  • International? 5 caps for England U20.
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