Andy Farrell can make England wince when Schmidt’s era ends for Ireland

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The former Great Britain rugby league captain may make the RFU rue not hanging on to their former coach

For the Rugby Football Union every syllable of the press release announcing Andy Farrell as Ireland’s next head coach will sting indefinitely. Had England not crashed out of their home Rugby World Cup in the 2015 pool stages, Farrell would probably still be at Twickenham and modern rugby history might look very different. Talk about sliding doors.

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Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/26/andy-farrell-joe-schmidt-ireland-coach-rugby-union under the title “Andy Farrell can make England wince when Schmidt’s era ends for Ireland”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.