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Kirwan not experienced enough to coach England

Kirwan not experienced enough to coach England

John Kirwan was told by headhunters for the England coaching job that he was out of contention because the Italy and Japan sides he led were not major rugby teams.
Kirwan understood he would be a risky choice because he hadn't coached one of the world's top eight teams, but he hoped his experience of coaching at three World Cups and winning the inaugural one as an All Black might count.
However, he told the British Press Association on Friday that headhunters Odgers Berndtson informed him he would not be going to the England interview stage, but two others would be along with interim coach Stuart Lancaster.
The other two are tipped as former South Africa and Italy coach Nick Mallett and former Ireland and U.S. coach Eddie O'Sullivan. Kirwan backed Mallett to be appointed this month.


Updated : 2021-05-18 16:34 GMT+08:00