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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 April 2006, 16:06 GMT 17:06 UK
Robinson presents report to RFU
Andy Robinson
Robinson took over as England coach after Sir Clive Woodward
England coach Andy Robinson met Rugby Football Union boss Francis Baron on Thursday to deliver his report on the team's Six Nations failure.

England finished fourth for the second straight year and Baron is conducting a wide-ranging review ahead of their World Cup defence in 2007.

Robinson's report, as well as coach and player testimony, will be reviewed by the RFU management board.

The findings, and any personnel changes, will be announced on 26 April.

Robinson's position is not likely to come under threat.

But there has been talk of him being joined by a rugby manager, possibly former Bath team-mate Simon Halliday, or answering to an overall guru such as former boss Sir Clive Woodward.

However, the positions of backs' coach Joe Lydon, defence coach Phil Larder, and kicking coach Dave Alred are thought be at risk.

"There has been a lot of detailed analysis undertaken and I have received five reports in the past two weeks with Andy's being the last one I receive on Thursday," Baron told the Daily Mail.

"We will go through his report, which will be the major contribution to the whole process, and then begin discussions with Club England at our key meeting on 18 April.

"We are looking at a whole range of issues that contribute to the performance of the England team, not just the coaching structure, but that is something Andy and I will discuss.

"We want to get this right. That is why it has been an all-embracing review and on the elite side of the game it has been the most thorough exercise I have been a part of.

"We are not there yet, but we are working towards it."


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