Stuart Lancaster's England reign in numbers

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Stuart Lancaster's time as England head coach has come to an end, with the 46-year-old "stepping down by mutual consent" on Wednesday following a dismal Rugby World Cup campaign.

Lancaster oversaw 28 victories in 46 matches at the helm, having succeeded Martin Johnson - initially on an interim basis - in 2011.

With the help of Opta, we take a look at Lancaster's record and how it compares to his four most recent predecessors.

 

SO NEAR, YET SO FAR IN SIX NATIONS

- Tournament record: P20, W16, L4

Lancaster had four tilts at the Six Nations, his appointment on a full-time basis coming after England had finished second to Wales in the 2012 tournament.

England went on to repeat that performance in each of the following three Six Nations, solitary losses denying them the title each time.

 

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE STRUGGLES

- Combined record versus New Zealand, South Africa and Australia: P15, W3, L11, D1

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a large chunk of the 17 defeats England suffered under Lancaster came against the southern hemisphere trio of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.

England lost 11 of the 15 games they played against those nations with Lancaster in charge, although a famous 38-21 victory over the All Blacks at Twickenham in 2012 represented a highlight of his reign.

 

BEST WIN RATIO SINCE WOODWARD

England won 61 per cent of their matches during Lancaster's tenure, giving him a win ratio that compares favourably to his three immediate predecessors - Andy Robinson, Brian Ashton and Johnson.

Clive Woodward, the man who memorably led England to World Cup glory in 2003, boasted a 71 per cent win ratio during his time in charge.

Records of last five England head coaches

Clive Woodward - P83, W59, L22, D2 - win ratio: 71 per cent

Andy Robinson - P22, W9, L13 - win ratio: 41 per cent

Brian Ashton - P22, W12, L10 - win ratio: 55 per cent

Martin Johnson - P38, W21, L16, D1 - win ratio: 55 per cent

Stuart Lancaster - P46, W28, L17, D1 - win ratio: 61 per cent