Lancaster linked to Stormers

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has been in Cape Town

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has spent time in Cape Town South Africa with Super Rugby franchise the Stormers.

Lancaster stood down after the Rugby World Cup and was replaced by Eddie Jones who had been in his Cape Town job for just over a week.

South African media have speculated that Lancaster’s presence in Cape Town with the Stormers could be for an interview as head coach.

The Stormers promted assistant coach Robbie Fleck to Interim head coach and they are still looking for a full time head coach.

An Afrikaans newspaper reported that Lancaster had signed with the Stormers as a consultant but Director of Rugby Gert Smal said the Englishman was just visiting.

“Stuart’s been on a tour of Australia and New Zealand to see how they do things there and when he asked to come and spend a bit of time here, we happily agreed. He’s got a lot of experience and expertise to share,” Smal told Reuters.

The 48-year-old Lancaster was linked to the vacant Japan coaching job which was ironically also vacated by Eddie Jones.

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