Wednesday 13 December 2017

How Stuart Lancaster spent his time after leaving England

Stuart Lancaster has worked in various sporting roles since leaving the England coaching job
Stuart Lancaster has worked in various sporting roles since leaving the England coaching job

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has joined Irish provincial side Leinster as a member of their senior coaching team.

The 46-year-old stepped down as England boss last November in the wake of the team's dismal World Cup showing.

Between the roles Lancaster has done short-term work in several sports around the world. Here, Press Association Sport's Rob Barnett looks at what Lancaster has done in his gap year.


After relinquishing the England role, Lancaster had time to reflect on his four years in charge of England. In April he said he was ready to return to full-time coaching and was linked with club roles in England and France.


In late May Lancaster was named on the panel looking into the culture within British Cycling's elite programmes following allegations of bullying, sexism and discrimination.


The FA sought the advice of Lancaster and British Cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford on England's poor European Championship campaign. They were invited to join a new advisory group to help deliver the FA's high-performance strategy.


Lancaster spent three days with the NFL franchise in early July, offering expertise on how to avoid concussion when tackling. He was invited to analyse a game against the Washington Redskins last season and then outline alternative skills and drills used for safe and effective defence.


In August Lancaster worked with rugby league club side New Zealand Warriors and provincial rugby union team Counties Manukau. He spoke of his desire to coach in Super Rugby at some point but for now has chosen to join Leinster's staff for this season.

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