Farrell turns down England job

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Updated: April 13, 2012

Andy Farrell has turned down the chance to join England’s permanent coaching set-up, electing instead to remain as first-team coach at Premiership rugby club Saracens.

A statement on the London club’s website said Farrell, who was interim backs coach in new England boss Stuart Lancaster’s staff during the recent Six Nations, would remain at Saracens for the foreseeable future and would not be accepting any other position.

“It has been a special privilege for me to be involved in the Saracens coaching staff for the past two and a half seasons,” said Farrell, a former international in both rugby league and union.

“We have made decent progress during this period but, in truth, as a club, we have barely scratched the surface of our potential. The job isn’t anywhere near half done, and I have decided I want to help finish the job.”

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