SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Warren Gatland has had a really good tour but he’s got it wrong over this Conor Murray ‘row’. There is no case to answer and the Lions should move on quickly. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Only your very best will ever beat the All Blacks, especially at Eden Park, and frustratingly we did not see the best of the Lions. They were second best by quite a distance. ...
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Owen Farrell against Beauden Barrett. As if there wasn’t already enough to look forward to, the clash of the world’s two best fly-halves is going to be fascinating. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD IN AUCKLAND: This is the first open letter I have ever written but, sitting here in Auckland surrounded by hordes of excited Lions fans, I had to put pen to paper! ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The Lions have every reason to be quietly confident. They have prepared well and at no time has Warren Gatland lost focus on what this trip is all about. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: That is a very clever Lions selection, with Warren Gatland and his coaches pulling a few rabbits out of the hat. I will hazard a guess that the Kiwis weren't expecting that. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Warren Gatland's comments on New Zealand running illegal blocking lines is an example of what Willie John McBride used to call 'getting your retaliation in first'. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I am flying to New Zealand later this week quietly confident that the Lions will be smiling on Saturday night. Warren Gatland has undoubtedly got his preparation right. ,