Stuart Lancaster: Factfile
March 29, 2012
Stuart Lancaster surveys the Stadio Olympico ahead of England's clash with Italy during the Six Nations © Getty Images
Stuart Lancaster is set to be unveiled as England head coach. Here we look at his rise to the top.
1969: Born October 9 in Penrith, Cumbria.
1992: Makes his debut for Leeds, where he became a regular fixture in the side. Lancaster was Leeds' regular flanker and captain until 2000.
2000: Retires from rugby after playing at Headingley for eight years after becoming the first Leeds player to play a century of games since the amalgamation of Headingley and Roundhay.
2001: Appointed head of the Leeds RFU Academy, a position which he held for five years.
2006: Became the director of rugby at Leeds Carnegie and led them to promotion back to the Premiership following a title-winning season in 2006-07.
2008: Appointed the head of the Rugby Football Union's elite player development in March, helping to bring through a number of exciting talents including England scrum-half Danny Care.
2010: Becomes manager of the England Saxons.
2011: Wins the Churchill Cup with Saxons.
December 8- Announced Lancaster would head up an interim England coaching team, also including Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell, for the Six Nations.
December 11 - Names an elite player squad featuring nine uncapped players and 13 changes from the World Cup campaign.
2012: January 25 - Announces his intention to apply for the job on a permanent basis.
January 30- Names Chris Robshaw as captain in their Six Nations opener against Scotland.
February 4 - England beat Scotland 13-6 in Lancaster's first match in charge.
March 17 - England finish second in the Six Nations behind Wales.
March 29 - Lancaster is understood to have been appointed England head coach.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Kiwi coaches can be found far and wide across the globe, and Murray Mexted believes the All Blacks benefit every bit as much as their rivals
Clermont, Toulon, player burnout, Sam Burgess and a farewell to Adams Park - Monday Maul looks back at the weekend's action
The latest Week in Pictures takes in some original ways of welcoming teams to the field and plenty of tries from the European Champions Cup
An abacus, mittens, shock buzzer, a pat on the back... Greg Growden delivers his 2014 Christmas presents for Australian rugby; who gets the bomb this year?