Flood saddened by Farrell decision
Fly-half Toby Flood has admitted England have suffered a loss with coach Andy Farrell turning down a full-time role with the RFU.
The Saracens head coach has decided to continue his work at Vicarage Road, with the former rugby league star hoping to bring further success to defending Aviva Premiership champions.
Farrell worked well alongside fellow coaches Graham Rowntree and now permanent head coach Stuart Lancaster during this season's RBS 6 Nations, which saw England finish in second place behind Grand Slam winners Wales.
It was a decent turnaround for the national side following a disappointing World Cup in New Zealand, with England crashing out in the quarter-finals to old rivals France.
Leicester Tigers half-back Flood believes Farrell was making a big impact with the England squad and is saddened by the news he will not be continuing his role with the RFU.
He told the Daily Mail: "Having played with Andy and seen how he coaches, he looks as though he has taken to it like a duck to water.
"The way he inspires the guys and his ability to get the best out of people will be a big loss, but I guess the RFU have a couple of other coaches in their sights."