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The RFU has confirmed Stuart Lancaster as the new permanent head coach of England.
The Press Association reports that Stuart Lancaster's appointment as England head coach will be confirmed by the Rugby Football Union this afternoon. If confirmed, his appointment would follow a spell as interim head coach, during which he led England to second place in the RBS 6 Nations.
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Stuart Lancaster's results in the Six Nations speak for themselves. But more importantly, he restored pride and respectability to the game.