SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I'm totally behind Eddie Jones, as all England fans should be, but it's time to acknowledge that his team are encountering more than a few bumps in the road. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: It has all been kicking off one way or another and Saturday's match at Twickenham should be a classic because there is so much at stake... not just for Ireland. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Given the positive impact Eddie Jones has made on England rugby union it would be easy to suggest that back-to-back losses against Scotland and France are no big deal. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I’ve backed Farrell as England’s captain-elect for a long time so it is no surprise to see him leading his country out at the Stade de France with Dylan Hartley injured. ,
Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward was in charge of England and his counterpart was Bernard Laporte, the head coach then and now president of the French union. This week, they were reunited. ...
Never judge a team by one performance — good or bad — is a pretty good maxim but as the dust settles this week, England and Eddie Jones do need to acknowledge they have some major issues. ,
Ireland are a class team, have made a good start to the tournament and are at home. Against that, they are missing three players - Robbie Henshaw, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong. ,