- Apr 27, 2008
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Not necessarily solely because he's English but I think they earmarked him 7yrs ago tbh - When EJ was first brought in part of his job was to prepare an English coach to be his successor,Do you think that the fact Borthwick is English is the main reason he’s got the job? Was that a big driver for the RFU? Seems a big gamble. Obviously I’m over the moon it appears you’re not getting Robertson and it could turn out that Borthwick is amazing but I wouldn’t be bowled over by his appointment.
Borthwick spent 5yrs with England then moved on to be head coach at club level - I imagine their intention was to offer him the role after the World Cup but now it's been shifted up by half a season