England rugby’s interim manager Stuart Lancaster was given the full-time job today by the country’s board to lead the squad through the next World Cup.
England manager Martin Johnson says resilience is more important than playing style in making progress at the Rugby World Cup.
Rob Andrew, operations director at the Rugby Football Union, will head a review of England’s failed World Cup campaign before deciding whether Martin Johnson should continue as team manager.
London Irish full back Delon Armitage was suspended from English rugby’s Saxons second-string squad after being arrested after an altercation in a nightclub.
Martin Johnson has quit as England coach following the team’s failure at the Rugby World Cup, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
An interim coach will be appointed for England’s national rugby team before next year’s Six Nations championship, with a permanent successor to Martin Johnson picked by June, the Rugby Football Union said today.
France rebounded from back-to-back losses to defeat England 19-12 and reach its fifth straight Rugby World Cup semifinal, where it will face Wales.
England center Manu Tuilagi was fined 3,000 pounds ($4,660) by the Rugby Football Union after being detained by Auckland police for jumping from a ferry as it was about to berth.
The captain who lifts the World Cup in two days may get a head start for life post-rugby as professionalism leaves players with less time to prepare for a career after sport.
Mike Tindall will captain the England rugby team in this weekend’s World Cup warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.
"This was an irresponsible thing to do."
- Martin Johnson on Oct 09, 2011