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11th Nov 2015

Twitter reacts to Stuart Lancaster stepping down as England coach

Kevin Beirne

In a move that surprised no one, Stuart Lancaster is no longer the England rugby coach.

After a disastrous World Cup campaign in which England crashed out at the pool stages for the first time in the history of the tournament, Lancaster’s position looked to be on very thin ice.

Things only got worse for him after the tournament, with Lancaster’s big gamble Sam Burgess quitting the sport and reports that England players lost thousands of pounds in bad investments on the advice of the team’s kit man.

Fans took to Twitter to have their say, and most were sad to see Lancaster go.

The general reaction seemed to tell the story of a good man, but not a great coach.

While others thought Lancaster might set a precedent across other sports…

Some rugby fans felt that the wrong man had stood down…

And that Lancaster should have been given more time…

Inevitably, fans began to look at who may replace him…