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Lancaster factfile

A look back on the man who will now lead England

Last Updated: 29/03/12 9:26am

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Following the news that the RFU are set to confirm Stuart Lancaster as England's new head coach on a permanent basis, we look back at the life and times of the former Leeds flanker.

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.

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