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. ,
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. ,
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 make any numerical advantage count and Owen Farrell will not endure another middling kicking afternoon like he did against Argentina. ,
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. ,
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, ,
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. ...
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: 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. ,
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The World Cup starts in earnest for England on Saturday morning and the nerves will be jangling for the team and fans - but I firmly believe England will win. ,