Wane to remain England coach despite World Cup semi-final exit
Shaun Wane has signed a new contract with England to remain as head coach until the end of the 2025 Rugby League World Cup.
There was disappointment for England at last year's World Cup on home soil as they lost to Samoa in golden-point extra time to exit the tournament in the semi-finals.
Australia went on to defeat Samoa in the final, with the competition – officially the 2021 edition – having been held one year later than planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
But following a thorough review, which included the Rugby Football League (RFL) consulting with senior players, former Wigan Warriors boss Wane will retain his job, with France set to host the next World Cup in 2025.
"The RFL Board received and considered at length a detailed review of the performance of each of the England teams at RLWC2021," RFL chair Simon Johnson said.
"No stone was left unturned in the review, which included submissions from coaches, players and staff alike.
"The report generated a good, robust and lengthy discussion at our February board meeting. We are confident that we have the right people in place."