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Italy Six Nations team guide

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I know Conor O'Shea well from way back with London Irish and there is no bigger enthusiast in rugby. He will bring some much-needed energy and optimism to the Italy team. ,

England boss Eddie Jones must now get his side's edge back

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Eddie Jones is riding such an incredible wave of success that there were still massive positives to take from the poorest England display of his reign. ,

Van der Westhuizen was a warrior and the man we all feared

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The fact that we lost the former South Africa captain on Monday, at the age of 45, six years after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, is a tragedy beyond belief. ,

Jones is making a tough but necessary call, says Woodward

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England must make some big decisions about the back row for Cardiff on Saturday. Maro Itoje, Nathan Hughes and Tom Wood were outplayed in the win over France. ,

Rob Howley should pick Sam Davies at No 10 against England

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: We might have seen our first potential bolter for the Lions squad in Rome on Sunday when Sam Davies stole the show in the second half with a hugely impressive display. ,

Six Nations: England rookies are raw but should beat Wales

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: After the introduction of Jack Nowell and Jack Clifford to the line-up I’m feeling much more confident of a really convincing England victory over Wales. ,

Ruthless England are ready to rule the world

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: History will eventually show that England’s win over a wonderfully feisty and skilful Welsh team in Cardiff was the tipping point for this group of players. ,

Italy have gotten soft in cosy Six Nations, says Sir Clive

5 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The organisers have let Italy and the competition down by not introducing relegation play-offs long ago. As cosy Six Nations members, Italian rugby has become soft. ,

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I'm a fan of Italy's 'anti-rucking'

5 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: What we did see at Twickenham was a very gutsy and clever, if ultimately unsuccessful, response from a wounded Italy side that felt under pressure. ,

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Italy's no-ruck ploy must be outlawed

5 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I have rarely known an incident cause such debate! I admit, now the dust has settled, my view on Italy’s anti-rucking tactic has altered. It can’t be allowed to continue. ...