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JIM MALLINDER: The outstanding domestic candidate, bookmakers' favourite Mallinder is the only real option if the Rugby Football Union decide the post must be filled by an Englishman. Highly respected for his work at Sale and Northampton and steered Saints to last season's Heineken Cup final by playing an attractive brand of rugby. His role in the development of young England players such as Ben Foden and Courtney Lawes stands him in good stead.

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Martin Johnson has confirmed he has quit as England team manager at a press conference at Twickenham this afternoon.

JIM MALLINDER: The outstanding domestic candidate, bookmakers' favourite Mallinder is the only real option if the Rugby Football Union decide the post must be filled by an Englishman. Highly respected for his work at Sale and Northampton and steered Saints to last season's Heineken Cup final by playing an attractive brand of rugby. His role in the development of young England players such as Ben Foden and Courtney Lawes stands him in good stead.

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Martin Johnson's surprise resignation as England manager today has left the Rugby Football Union searching for a replacement.

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SEPTEMBER 12: England are warned by World Cup organisers to find a way to prevent numbers coming off players' jerseys. The numbers began to rub off England's black change shirts - themselves the subject of heated debate because of their similarity to New Zealand's All Black strip - during their opening win over Argentina.

England's World Cup controversies

Martin Johnson today resigned as England team manager following his country's disastrous World Cup in New Zealand last month.

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Centre's Red Rose future looks over as he pays price for World Cup antics while Ashton is warned after role in 'midget madness'

Mike Tindall was fined £25,000

Mike Tindall fined and dropped by England

Mike Tindall's international career appears to be over after he was kicked out of England's elite squad and fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union following his "unacceptable" behaviour during the World Cup.

Jonny Wilkinson: The fly-half said some colleagues had the wrong frame of mind at the World Cup

Wilkinson speaks out on players' 'naive' conduct

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