Lancaster eyes Super Rugby challenge


Stuart Lancaster would be keen to begin the next chapter in his coaching career in Super Rugby after coming to terms with his England exit.

The 46-year-old left his role as head coach of the national team following England's exit at the pool stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Lancaster's side becoming the first hosts to be knocked out that early.

Despite that disappointment, Lancaster says it has not affected his desire to coach in the future and a challenge in the southern hemisphere would appeal.

"I don't feel so burnt by the whole experience that I don't want to coach again," he told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek.

"You need a new project to get your teeth into, otherwise you are always dwelling on the old one.

"The lure of coaching Super Rugby is a big one for me personally. The southern hemisphere would be a tremendous challenge and a great opportunity.

"Hopefully something will come around the corner soon, but there aren't many jobs in Super Rugby that are going to come up and there aren't many jobs in the Premiership that are going to come up.

"You have to weigh up your family as well, [so] whichever way you look it's a big decision, and I want to make it the right decision."

England have bounced back from their World Cup nightmare to win the Six Nations Grand Slam under Eddie Jones, but for Lancaster the pain of their early exit still hurts.

He added: "You think about it every minute of most days, or every day really.

"It has been a while, and a lot of things have happened since then, but it's still fresh in my mind

"I was accountable more than anyone. I was the head coach and it was my responsibility to lead the team."