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Sarries start title defence with Saints loss, Exeter beat Quins

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Grayson's late penalty snatched a 27-25 win for Northampton Saints at champions Saracens as Exeter Chiefs started the Premiership season with a narrow win over Harlequins.   Saints led 21-16...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Henry Slade selection could prove to be a masterstroke by Eddie Jones

2 days ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: If a coach is going to guide his side to World Cup glory, there will be big calls made along the way - and that's exactly what Eddie Jones has done by dropping George Ford. ,

Sensational Japan must be allowed to blossom... here's how we can change it to allow them to do so

5 days ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Japan's march to the World Cup last eight and their magnificent wins over Ireland and Scotland have been a welcome wake-up call for the rugby world. ,

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019: England have been good but now they've got to be great

6 days ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: This game will be massive. So far in Anglo-Australian encounters at World Cups we have one victory apiece in the final, two England quarter-final wins and two Aussie pool wins. ...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England will look to punish Aussies in Rugby World Cup quarter final

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England will make any numerical advantage count and Owen Farrell will not endure another middling kicking afternoon like he did against Argentina. ,

World Rugby must do whatever it takes to put on Scotland vs Japan 

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The rugby world needs to get behind Japan - no witch-hunt or pointing fingers. Japan won the vote in 2009 and no issues were raised then. ,

World Cup havoc caused by a typhoon is tough luck all round, but Japan are still worthy hosts

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Wow, I'm still trying to process the news that the England v France game is off. Their qualifying positions won't be altered, which is a small mercy, ,

England can only win the World Cup if Owen Farrell stays at No 12 with George Ford at No 10

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: If I had to pick a World XV to play for my life tomorrow, I'd probably opt for Owen Farrell at fly-half. And yet I 100 per cent support Eddie Jones' decision to play him at 12. ...

Mark Wilson is an ideal replacement for Billy Vunipola for England

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Billy Vunipola is a player you'd always want in your team if fully fit. He is somebody who can make a dent in any defence but England can perform at the top level without him. ...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I've seen only one team who can topple the All Blacks... and that's England

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The World Cup is just over two weeks old and from what I have seen so far the only team capable of beating holders and favourites New Zealand is England. ,