Shaun Wane has been in charge of the national team since 2020 having replaced another legendary coach in Wayne Bennett.
Prior to being England boss Wane had ruled the roost at Wigan Warriors where he won three Grand Finals and one Challenge Cup – highlighting his credentials as a proven winner.
Despite that there’s been calls for Wane to leave his role as England head coach after the heart-breaking 27-26 defeat to Samoa in the World Cup semi-final – a humbling day after they had defeated that same Samoa team 60-6 just under four weeks earlier.
After the World Cup, the RFL began a review into the performance to determine Wane’s future and at last notice they were still conducting their review.
But when will a decision be reached?
Serious About Rugby League understands that the earliest we could have seen a decision was the 20th February as to not overshadow the launch of Super League.
This would be quite late considering England have a game against France in April.
As these questions still remain, England and St Helens star Jack Welsby has had his say on whether Shaun Wane should remain in the England hot seat.
“It was pretty heartbreaking at the end, but it was pretty special in a lot of other circumstances – a home World Cup straight after the pandemic,” he said to NRL.com.
“For me it can only go one way and that is up with Shaun Wane in charge – a proud Englishman that he is. I think he is the right man for the job, and I have got every faith that we are going to go on an upward trajectory.”