Andrew’s fate in balance as RFU mull axe

ROB ANDREW, the Rugby Football Union’s elite director, will discover today whether he is to be axed after more than four years in the job.

The RFU’s new chief executive, John Steele, will present the findings of his four-month strategic review, and is expected to shake up Andrew’s elite department.

Steele is being tipped to create a role for a performance director, which could see Andrew, who has been blamed for the senior team’s lack of success, shifted into a technical role.

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward has been linked with a return, while South African Jake White, who led his country to glory in 2007, is also said to be a contender.