Anxious Andy hangs on

Andy Robinson has been confirmed as England’s coach for the Springbok series.

In a statement on the RFU website, elite rugby director Rob Andrew said Robinson would keep his job — for now.

“Andy remains in charge … and we will conduct further reviews in the week following the first and second Tests against South Africa to assess England’s performances and results,” Andrew said.

“Andy is determined to turn England around to winning ways and his and the squad’s focus is on beating South Africa this Saturday.”

Andrew’s statement was issued after what he called “an open and frank” two-hour meeting on Monday between leading RFU officials and Robinson.