Stuart Lancaster not distracted by RFU job interview

Stuart Lancaster
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Stuart Lancaster says that the England team are preparing as normal and are unaffected by the RFU's search for a permanent coach.

England interim coach Stuart Lancaster has claimed that preparations with his team have been normal, despite the forthcoming appointment of a permanent head coach.

Lancaster is expected to undergo an interview with the Rugby Football Union before the close of the Six Nations campaign, but has insisted that the national squad are fully focused on taking on France.

"There's a lot going on in terms of preparation for those two games but I'm comfortable preparations are as they should be," said Lancaster.

"I can't control the timelines. All I can do is do this job to the best of my ability and I can guarantee that's what I'll do."

England's final match of the tournament is against Ireland at Twickenham on March 17.

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