Mallett free to take up England post

Nick Mallett has told the RFU that he will be available to coach England when they tour South Africa in June.

According to the Daily Mail, Mallett had direct contact with the RFU on a visit to England recently. This report contradicts earlier information that Mallett had only spoken to the chief executive via conference call while still in Cape Town.

The newspaper’s sources confirm that Mallett is willing to coach England after the Six Nations.

Another former Springbok coach in Jake White has been heavily linked with the post. However, on Friday White emphatically stressed his commitment to the Brumbies. ‘I’m here for four years with the Brumbies. I’ve signed on the bottom line and you’ve got to judge people by their actions. Nothing’s changed, I’m still committed to the Brumbies,’ White said.