Lancaster is England rugby boss

Stuart Lancaster, the interim England rugby head coach, has been given the position on a permanent basis.

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Lancaster: 'Ultimate aim' is winning the World Cup

The players, coaches and the management were superb during the tournament and it’s down to them that we made such positive steps from when we first met up in Leeds.

The challenge now is to take this squad and the players we will see emerge forward to 2015. It is one that I can’t wait to get stuck into.

We have a massive task ahead of us in South Africa this summer and we have 37 games before that first World Cup match on home soil, so every second counts in developing players who can win that tournament – which has to be the ultimate aim.

– STUART LANCASTER, ENGLAND RUGBY HEAD COACH

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