Stuart Lancaster left his post as England coach by mutual consent on Wednesday November 11.
The joint decision was made after England´s results in the recent Rugby World Cup where they left the tournament after defeats to both Wales and Australia.
Sam Burgess, the controversial Rugby League convert, defecting back to League and full back Mike Brown announcing he has lost trust in the English squad were the latest developments making Lancaster´s position unsustainable.
Lancaster said, “I am obviously extremely saddened to finish the way we did in this World Cup and to step down from the role. As I have always said, I ultimately accept and take responsibility for the team’s performance and we have not delivered the results we all hoped for during this tournament.”
An RFU statement read, “On behalf of all fans of the England team and the RFU I would like to express our gratitude to Stuart for all he has done for England Rugby since taking the role in 2012.”