Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster are "immensely impressive individuals," said the head of IRFU



Andy Farrell and Stuart Lancaster have earned great praise among speculation that they may be men who led Ireland after the Joe Schmidt era.

Schmidt has decided to stay with Ireland after finishing his contract at the end of 2019 at the Rugby World Cup with the head coach

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a promising decision will be made by the end of November.

IFRU would rather have New Zealander stay with Ireland behind the World Cup in Japan, but if he left, Farrell and Lancaster were announced as a ticket to take over.

In an interview for The Daily Telegraph, Irish Rugby CEO Philip Browne said the duo would come into consideration.

"They are both immensely impressive individuals, just enough to hear what Leinster's players say about Stuart, and what Irish players – and Lions players – say about Andy," said Browne Telegraph.

"So everyone who has one of them in coaching is very happy, and we're lucky to have Andy in our national meeting."

When Farrell was asked for a head coach and his lack of experience, Browne said the defense coach could take a step.

"Andy is in international teams and Lions, so they are both more than able to speed up.

"But look, we have some Irish trainers who do a great job that are equally capable." Simon Easterby, Mark McCall, Conor O'Haa … we have some people in France, Bernard Jackman at Dragons .. "We are not short . "

Farrell and Lancaster collaborated before, as part of the English group. Lancaster was the head coach with Farrell Red Rose assistant for the 2015 World Championship.

Since then, Lancaster has been recognized as coach Leinster, helping the team with an impressive double last season including the Pro14 title and the champions' cup.

In the meantime, Farrell joined Ireland as a coach of defense, helped Schmidt on six Grand Slam nations in March, and also contributed to the first victory over New Zealand in 2016.

Farrell will hope Ireland will once again beat All Blacks when Ireland is playing in Dublin on Saturday.


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