Sir Clive Woodward

Aussie Press-up Boys would surely disagree with Sir Clive’s verdict | Nick Cain

THE verdict on England’s poor display against Scotland hit some high notes in terms of hyperbole. Sir Clive Woodward’s column described it as “the worst I have ever seen England play by some margin”.
I have seen worse, especially as a youngster in the late 1960s waiting in vain for England to look like a team rather than a bunch of strangers whose passes went everywhere but to hand.
In fact I have seen much worse, including the 76-0 defeat in Brisbane on the “Tour from Hell” in 1998 when Woodward elected to take a largely reserve squad to Australia and appeared to bypass the fundamental requ...

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