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RFU Chief: Andy Farrell Could Have Been In Line To Succeed Eddie Jones

RFU interim chief Nigel Melville has claimed that incoming Ireland boss Andy Farrell would definitely have been considered as a potential successor to Eddie Jones.

Jones, 58, has been at the helm of the English national team since back in 2015 and while there has been no indication of his intention to move on as of right now, according to Melville, the man who is set to take the reins in the Ireland setup would certainly be considered as a replacement.

Farrell, who is from Wigan, used to be a part of the English setup as a defense coach is set to manage Ireland after next September’s World Cup.

Melville spoke to the BBC in a recent interview and claimed that Andy Farrell would have been considered for the English job for several reasons.

“He would have been on our radar, of course he would.

“He’s an English coach, and all English coaches we are talking to now. But obviously Andy won’t be available.”

“You always get that feeling don’t you because he’s a fine coach, a good guy, and he’s English. But an opportunity has come up there and he has gone for it.

“Good on him and we wish him well.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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