Rob Andrew has reiterated his stance that he won't quit as the Rugby Football Union's director of elite rugby despite growing criticism after England's poor RBS 6 Nations.
Andrew’s position has been called into question following a stinging attack from his former England team-mate Lawrence Dallaglio, who lamented the lack of progress made by the national squad under Martin Johnson.
But despite England only winning three of their eight matches this season, and finishing an uninspiring third in the Six Nations table, Andrew says he is not about to jump ship.
“I’m not going anywhere before the World Cup. Lawrence is entitled to his views,” he said.
“My role is reviewed by the management board. I review what happens in the whole of the department and with Martin and the senior coaches.
“I’m comfortable with the job I’m doing, the department as it is and what we’ve achieved over the last three years. I’m very comfortable.
“The strategic plan is over eight years. It’s a wide-ranging plan and we are not where we’d like to be in terms of winning the Six Nations.
“We have to look at why that’s happened and how we move forward.
“This criticism that is now in the game is just the modern way. You just have to get on with it.”