Stuart Lancaster, the head coach of the England Rugby Team has denied that he has been in contact with Andy Farrell over a possible reunion with the England coaching set up.
It was announced on Friday morning, the 1st of June by the Saracens that Farrell had resigned from his post as the head coach of the Aviva Premiership side and almost immediately, it was being speculated that he will join the coaching staff of the England national team with Stuart Lancaster.
The 37 year old former international for England in both the Rugby Union and Rugby League was a part of the coaching team with Lancaster at the RBS Six Nations Championships earlier in the season but decided against continuing in his post and returned to the Saracens after the end of the tournament.
Lancaster was hopeful that he would be able to retain the services of Farrell for the England Rugby Team after the tournament as well and was very disappointed when he returned to the Saracens due to a disagreement over the contractual details which led the Rugby Football Union to turn to Mike Catt for the tour of South Africa where the team will plays three tests and a five match series.
The team is already in South Africa for the tour and speaking at a press conference, Lancaster made it quite clear that he had not made any contact with Farrell and played down suggestions that the former star of the team could play any part in the coaching setup any time in the near future.
But that hasn’t stopped the speculations from gathering fuel, after it was revealed that Lancaster had confided to his close friends that he would love a reunion with his former assistant with the England Rugby Team in the near future.