Rugby. England: Clive Woodward presents 3 good options to Eddie Jones to beat Australia

Former Rosa XV coach Clive Woodward is now a consultant for English television. (© Icon Sports)

Saturday, July 2, theEngland he totally lost his debut on the 2022 summer tour, falling to Australia (30-28), after going 15 against for more than half a half after Darcy Swain’s red card for his lead in Jonny Hill.

A fourth consecutive defeat who works through the Canal and puts a little more pressure on the coach Eddie Jones, who leaned for the first time against his country of origin since he was at the helm of the XV de la Rosa. Mostly because the English held on for 8 straight wins against the Wallabies.

Clive Woodward’s ideas for dominating Australia

In England, for a few months and a disappointing 6 Nations tournament, several observers have called for the head of Eddie Jones and his team choices have been widely criticized. Like former world champion coach in 2003, Clive Woodward (66), a true English rugby legend, who wants radical changes in English XV and has openly expressed them in the Daily Mail columns. Here are the top three ideas presented by Clive Woodward to his successor Eddie Jones to beat Australia next Saturday in Brisbane.

1. Take out Marcus Smith

“Mr.” Clive Woodward thinks first that it’s time to end it Marcus Smith and reinstate Owen Farrell at number 10. “There is not enough pace in this England team, which highlights Owen Farrell and Courtney Lawes. Both should be in the starting line-up, but respectively as the front and second line, ”said the former England coach.

Like a number of other English experts, including Jeremy Guscott and Will Greenwood, Clive Woodward is asking Eddie Jones to abandon his two-opening system and no longer wants to see the Smith-Farrell duo, lined up only for the second time on Saturday. against Australia. “Playing with a versatile flyhalf like Marcus Smith only works if you have a game plan and players who match him by his side. If you choose him, support him to the end.”

2. Make Henry Arundell permanent

Clive Woodward also claims the mandate of the young side or side of the Irish Londoner, Harry Arundel (19 years old), who on Saturday exploded the screen from his first selection and even his first ball with the XV de la Rose, being the author of a fabulous individual feat at the end of the match after replacing Joe Cokanasiga to 74e minute. “He scored a fantastic try. So why didn’t he start, or at least arrive earlier when England needed to stretch Australia?”

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And for good reason, so far this year, 11 of the 48 English substitutes have only had between 0 and 3 minutes of play (16/48 with 0-8 minutes) to eat. “England have players like Adam Radwan available, but they are not even selected in the squad. English rugby throws a lot of fast players, but Jones doesn’t use them …”, laments Clive Woodward.

3. Line up Jonny Hill and Courtney Lawes in the second row

Finally, among the latest strong changes introduced by Woodward to Jones, he wants to see a couple of second lines formed by the Exeter player. Jonny Hill and that of Northampton Courtney Lawesthus relegating the star Maro Itoje on the bench. “There’s not enough pace in this England team, so Courtney Lawes has to start in the cage. Hill received a yellow card, but he can be cited and suspended, which I would support. But there’s no room for either. to what Maro Itoje did when he called in contact with the Australian pitcher to try to destabilize him. ”

So many proposals that Eddie Jones should not have considered, as he stressed that he stated that he would “surely” renew Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell for the next test against Australia, this Saturday, July 9, at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane.

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