‘You do not blame different folks’ – Clive Woodward blasts Eddie Jones in post-match rant


Sir Clive Woodward, the World Cup-winning coach, has known as on Twickenham chiefs to ask Eddie Jones to clarify why England have “gone backwards at a fee of knots” following the heavy loss to Eire.

Woodward urged Jones to “look within the mirror” however admitted he didn’t know who was {powerful} sufficient on the Rugby Soccer Union to carry Jones to process concerning the vastly disappointing defence of their Six Nations title. “This has been coming for the reason that World Cup closing,” mentioned Woodward on ITV. “I nonetheless don’t assume there was correct debrief after England misplaced to South Africa.

“I simply don’t know who’s there at Twickenham to query Eddie as a result of he appears to be “omnipotent”.

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“After this sport, he must be questioned. What are you doing, how are you going to give away 14 penalties? You want some straight solutions. [Otherwise] at greatest, you’ll tread water or go backwards.

“And we’re going backwards. We’re going backwards at a fee of knots on the minute.”

“Everybody obtained so carried away with that New Zealand [semi-final] sport. A no-show within the closing, it’s by no means actually been taken aside. What really occurred?

“I simply get the sensation Eddie and the workforce thought ‘we’re a young-ish workforce, we’re going to go on and win it in 4 years’ time’ and that could be a large mistake.

“The second you see your sport not going effectively, I feel you’ve obtained to make varied adjustments. To not the coach however I simply assume the workforce is – not previous its shelf life as a result of there are some superb younger gamers – however I simply don’t assume the workforce has been refreshed.

“Eddie must look within the mirror and that’s the one particular person you’ve obtained in charge. You’re the chief. You look within the mirror, you don’t blame different folks, the press, the media.

“You look within the mirror and say ‘okay, we’re the place we’re, we’ve obtained to begin once more now’.

“Eire had been implausible however make no bones about it – that [performance] didn’t replicate English rugby and a few of the expertise we’ve obtained on the market.”

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