"Arundell must start" - Sir Clive Woodward would have named a very different England XV - Ruck

“Arundell must start” – Sir Clive Woodward would have named a very different England XV

Sir Clive Woodward has been left disappointed by Steve Borthwick’s England selection for their quarter-final against Fiji.

The 2003 World Cup winner demanded a number if changes after a sloppy England edged past Samoa last weekend.

In his recent column, the former 2003 World Cup-winning coach emphasises the need for England to inject more speed into their team and ensure that every player is positioned optimally.

Woodward suggests that for their quarter-final encounter with Fiji, England should consider implementing four substantial changes.

However, Steve Borthwick has since made his team, leaving out the likes of Henry Arundell, who reportedly was left upset following a clash with Owen Farrell.

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Much changed backline:

He wrote: “Next week I would have Marcus Smith at full-back, Arundell on one wing, Freddie Steward on the other, Tuilagi at 12 and Farrell at 10, Alex Mitchell at nine, although Danny Care made the tackle at the end of the match which won the game.”

Henry Arundell of England during the Summer Nations Series Match between England and Wales at Twickenham, London on 12 Aug 2023 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)