Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the national team for the England Rugby team in the Rugby Union has been granted an honorary degree from the Leeds Metropolitan University during their summer graduation ceremonies. Stuart, who studied as an undergraduate at the famous university, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sport for the contribution he has made to sport of rugby, both as a player and a coach.
It is widely thought that there are only two candidates for the vacant England manager/head coach vacancy. It is generally thought that the next man to take to role on a full time basis will be either Stuart Lancaster or Nick Mallett.
Ian Ritchie, the RFU’s new Chief Executive has though revealed that there are two others in consideration for the job.
Former South Africa coach, Jake White has confirmed that he is in contention for the vacant England manager’s job.
He has told his current employers, ACT Brumbies, that the RFU has approached him and is considering him for the job.
Brumbies seems highly supportive of their man and are keen for him to take the choice which would benefit his career the most. They do how highlight in a statement that White is in the first year of a four year contract and should he be successful there would be “many details that would need to be worked through”.