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Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Ronald Woodward OBE (born 6 January 1956) is an English former rugby union player and coach. He was coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also coached the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, losing the test series 3-0 .

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Winning the World Cup was the worst thing that ever happened to the England team.

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Captain and coach must be seen to be banging the same drum.

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“A lot of this game is about the attitude shown by players, and the attitude this week has been im ...

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“In my opinion it is a pretty horrendous tackle and it has put him out for a long time.”

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“All his caps for England have been earned on merit. On behalf of the England team I'd like to wis ...

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“One of the major successes of the tournament so far has been the refereeing, because I can't reca ...

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“He's an example to all the squad on and off the field and, like me, he's really looking forward t ...

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“It's a happy changing room but we came here to win, not to come second,”

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“We made the change for the France game but playing Australia it's right to go back to Tindall. He ...

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“It's horses for courses,”

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“It's critical he gets this experience but we're giving him full support with Catt and Tindall and ...

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“We take our normal precautions which are professional and thorough,”

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“This is an outstanding team for the tour and will be a tremendous opportunity for some other play ...

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“I've announced a strong team with over 300 caps between them,”

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“Clearly things were not right last Saturday night and it was time to shake things up,”

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