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    Leinster add Stuart Lancaster to their coaching team

    A DOR in all but name? Probably a clever move by them

    http://www.the42.ie/stuart-lancaster...64469-Sep2016/

    Leinster add ex-England boss Stuart Lancaster to coaching staff

    The 46-year-old has been appointed as a ‘Senior Coach’.

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    LEINSTER HAVE ANNOUNCED that former England boss Stuart Lancaster has joined their coaching staff with immediate effect until the end of the season.
    Lancaster has been out of a full-time job since departing his England role following the highly disappointing World Cup campaign on home soil last year.
    Lancaster has joined Leinster's coaching staff.
    Source: James Crombie/INPHO

    With defence coach Kurt McQuilkin leaving Leinster to return to New Zealand for personal reasons, the eastern province had been searching for an experienced coach to join Leo Cullen and co.
    Leinster say 46-year-old Lancaster has joined as “Senior Coach” alongside Cullen, with Girvan Dempsey and John Fogarty continuing as assistants.
    “The sad departure of Kurt McQuilkin due to family reasons has brought about an opportunity to bring in somebody new to the Leinster Rugby coaching team,” said Cullen.
    “Stuart brings a wealth of experience and is a highly respected figure in world rugby. We are all looking forward to having Stuart join our team and together helping the players maximise their potential as a group.”
    Formerly a player with Leeds, Lancaster first coached in the club’s academy, before taking on a role as head coach of Leeds Carnegie. He was appointed as the RFU’s Head of Elite Player Development in 2008, a role that entailed leading the England Saxons.
    He succeeded Martin Johnson as England’s senior team head coach in 2011.
    Since his departure from that job following the pool-stage exit at last year’s World Cup, Lancaster has spent time with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the English FA, British Cycling and Mitre 10 Cup outfit Counties Manukau.
    Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson welcomed the appointment:
    “We are always looking at options around resources but once we were made aware of Kurt McQuilkin’s departure, we narrowed our focus and we are delighted that Stuart has agreed to come on board,” said Dawson.
    “I know, having spoken at length to Stuart, that he is excited by the challenge of getting into club rugby again and the day to day interaction with players. His first session with Leo, Girvan, John and the players will be later on this afternoon.
    “We welcome Stuart to the club. I think our supporters are going to be excited by this announcement and we wish him all the very best for the season ahead.”
    Lancaster is set to be introduced to the media at Leinster’s UCD base this afternoon.

    #2
    Need to change the title of the other thread to Lancaster and Henry's Leinster
    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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      #3
      Good for Leinster.

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        #4
        Perfidious Albion at it again. This is all about Brexit, Leinster is the Pale again, a beachhead in the new European reality!!
        Mumha Abu

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          #5
          Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
          Good for Leinster.
          Yeah, a good coach and Daverage is due back to strengthen up the back three. Can only point towards success
          My computer thinks I'm gay
          What's the difference anyway
          When all the people do all day
          Is stare into a phone

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            #6
            Good signing for them.

            Huge step down for Lancaster to not even be a head coach of a club after being a National Team head coach. Of any club.....

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              #7
              Originally posted by Corcíoch View Post
              Good signing for them.

              Huge step down for Lancaster to not even be a head coach of a club after being a National Team head coach. Of any club.....
              Remember Eddie, barely coached in years. It's a job with a (once) top team, better working showing what you can do than being picky and have no job.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
                Need to change the title of the other thread to Lancaster and Henry's Leinster
                It's like some Tudor - War of the Roses thing!!

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                  #9
                  Very good signing. Always thought he achieved a lot more with England than he got credit for, and took a lot of undeserved flak with the world cup.
                  There had been rumours in France a few weeks ago he would head to Toulon as they were looking for a bit of outside help... I'm glad he went to Leinster instead. Funnily enough the other name tipped to join Toulon was... Graham Henry. Not sure they're getting anyone now!
                  Good things happen to those who wait, though mostly much too late.

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                    #10
                    That's a lot of Ls in one place. Leincasteo.

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                      #11
                      It is a job. Dublin is very accessible to the UK. And who knows what happens when Joe goes.

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                        #12
                        Beh, I was not so crazy as a poll asked who would be good for Ireland as coach... I proposed Lancaster anyway, because he was forgotten in the list, but seems he was not forgotten for everybody... Nice signing, Leinster, your youth has a real future with this man.
                        "To be energetic and self-sufficing is to be happy; but while one desire remains in the heart happiness may not come there. For to desire is to be incomplete: it is the badge of dependence, the signal of unhappiness, and to be freed from that is to be freed from every fetter that can possibly be forged." (James Stephens, Deirdre)

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