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Marcus Smith can have a game-changing impact for England

5 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

I raised my eyebrows at the rapid promotion of prop Lewis Boyce into the England squad and I am surprised there is an asterisk next to Marcus Smith’s name, denoting his ‘apprentice’ status. ...

Gregor Townsend names 4 uncapped players in his Scotland squad for the 2018 6 Nations

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named the Scotland Six Nations 2018 squad for the latest edition of the annual tournament next month.    The 40-man squad includes four...

Dylan Hartley needs full matches to hang on to captaincy

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

With Dylan Hartley's club Northampton struggling, the debate has re-emerged and Eddie was right to nip it in the bud. That tells us the relationship between the coach and his captain. ,

England U20s name their 32-man Elite Player Squad for the 2017/18 season

6 months ago by England Rugby

The squad, which will compete in the 2018 Six Nations as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship in May, will be led by Steve Bates and fellow coaches Anthony Allen, Richard Blaze and James Ponton.   Of...

European club games are trumping international rugby

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I am starting to really worry about international rugby. The recent November internationals have become a largely meaningless procession of friendlies. ,

Premiership Highlights: Worcester Warriors v London Irish

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Worcester ran out 23-8 victors over London Irish in this Premiership clash at Sixways. The home side got off to a flying start with Josh Adams crashing over the line after just 6 minutes of play. Irish...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Watson holds the key for Eddie Jones

6 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I'm sure, like me, you will have noticed the smile on Eddie Jones's face on Saturday night when Watson cut through the Toulon defence for the first of his two Bath tries. ,

2018 Six Nations promises to be one of the best

7 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Forget about the World Cup for a while and put England’s meeting with the All Blacks next November on the back burner, this autumn showed the Six Nations could be special. ,

Jones' plan for more than one captain is recipe for chaos!

7 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Well done Eddie for mixing things up and giving us plenty of new England starters to enjoy.. But I’m intrigued by the matchday dynamic of who captains the side. ,