Saturday, March 25, 2006

Talks to Bring Clive Woodward Back to the RFU are Well Advanced

Confirmation that the RFU has been in discussion with Sir Clive regarding returning to Director of Rugby (including the England side) is good news for New Zealand.

In typical Woodward fashion he wants the top job. i.e. Above the England Coach and a with Main Board seat.

We recall four things about Woodward.

  1. He was blessed with talent in his World Cup side that followed him blindly. He was extraordinarily lucky the AB's tripped up (badly) in the semi with Australia.
  2. He did not coach his team - the team ran itself after several up and down seasons. If you stick at something long enough it comes off. That man ain't a coach.
  3. He took complete control of the Lions (same as he asking for the England job (including from schoolboy rugby up - I might add) and made a pig's ear of it.
  4. Remember all the talk about - best prepared sporting (ie not just rugby) side to ever leave Great Britain. No detail left untended. Budget was all he asked for. etc etc.
Seen it all before?

Yep - me too. Same outcome I think as well. He will meet his Waterloo in France in 2007.

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1 comment:

Welshglb said...

Well you may have got this right -hes even closer now to getting back in control and whos worried ?
England have bigger problems than Woodward The whole of the English set up needs a shake up and he is no'Henry'Mind you watching him fail again wont upset that many of us