Simon Middleton: The numbers behind his incredible tenure as England head coach
The end of an era. Simon Middleton bowed out in style as England head coach on Saturday, with the Red Roses claiming another Six Nations Grand Slam title.
His final Test in charge of the side at Twickenham was in front of a record attendance of 58 498 fans for a women’s international match as the Red Roses defeated France 38-33 on Super Saturday.
Planet Rugby takes a look at the numbers behind his tenure in charge.
Simon Middleton’s tenure in numbers
8 – The number of years he was in charge of the team taking charge of the team in 2015.
6 – How many Six Nations titles England have won during Middleton’s tenure.
5 – Five of those six titles were Six Nations Grand Slams.
2 – England failed to win the Six Nations just twice during his time as head coach.
5 – The number of Six Nations titles that England won consecutively.
86 – The number of Test matches he oversaw.
77 – How many Test matches he won as head coach.
89.5 – His win ratio as England head coach.
2 – England reached two Rugby World Cup finals while Middleton was head coach.
1 – Middleton won the Rugby World Cup with England, although that was during his time as an assistant coach.
30 – The world record number of games that England won in a row under Middleton’s stewardship. The run came to an end in the second World Cup final defeat to New Zealand in 2022.
543 – The number of tries the Red Roses scored during his tenure.
2021 – The year Middleton won the World Rugby Coach of the Year, becoming the first head coach of a women’s team to win the award. It was also the year he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
3 449 – How many points England scored during Middleton’s tenure.
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