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Post by Rugby Fan on Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:59 am

Not entirely sure what "Director of Rugby on a consultancy basis" might be

He is scheduled to be in Japan in the middle of next month, subject to England commitments. Part of me wonders how this sits with the RFU, while another part thinks he's such a workaholic, having another outlet for his attention isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am

Not quite on the Gatland/Lions scale is it.  A lot of international coaches have other jobs roles as consultants and/or media work. if his contract with the RFU allows it then they cant really have an issue with it, although he cant really moan about being away from home a lot etc. 

Id imagine an international coach has quite a lot of quiet spots in their diary, followed by periods of intense stressful work. Probably why the RFU felt Lancaster as a PE teacher was well qualified for the job.

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Post by SecretFly on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:17 am

First tentative publicity step for a route out of the England job?

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Post by SecretFly on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:19 am

It seems the new home of mucho bucks Rugby will move from France to Japan.

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Post by Rugby Fan on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:31 am

SecretFly wrote:First tentative publicity step for a route out of the England job?
He's had a high profile in Japan throughout his England tenure. He's published books, given speeches, and featured in marketing campaigns for several major firms (including Suntory).

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Post by SecretFly on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:43 am

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SecretFly wrote:First tentative publicity step for a route out of the England job?
He's had a high profile in Japan throughout his England tenure. He's published books, given speeches, and featured in marketing campaigns for several major firms (including Suntory).

I get all that.  Eddie has Japanese blood - married to a Japanese woman.  I get that it's no eye opener that he has continuing active associations with the country.  
And now he's a 'kinda' director of rugby with a real rugby team operating out of Japan.  So, he's already made hints that he mightn't go on in England's high pressure zone even before the WC, thus not a totally pointless question regarding his full intentions in the months ahead.

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:47 am

I'd say he feels his job with England is largely done.

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Post by Rugby Fan on Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 am

miaow wrote:I'd say he feels his job with England is largely done.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is giving his future some thought. Since his experience losing the Australia job, and then the Reds, he's left every subsequent post on his own terms. He's seen how quickly England pundits can turn on you, so he knows it's unlikely to be a smooth run if he does decide on another four years.

Then again, England must be a great toy box for any coach who can live with the scruting you inevitably get in the job. I heard Jones say he hasn't watched the final again, and doesn't think he'll ever get around to it. I felt the same about the Lions Second Test loss in 2009. He'll probably have a better idea of whether he wants another World Cup cycle with England after the next Six Nations campaign.

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Post by TightHEAD on Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:31 pm

He'll see out his two years then leave.

I hope the RFU get the Grand Slam/6 Nations Champion t-shirts on order.
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