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“Certainly not” – Eddie Jones rejects Woodward’s selection suggestion

Eddie Jones WILL stick with the dual playmaker axis of Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell for England’s do-or-die second Test against Australia.

The duo lined up together for only the second time in the demoralising 30-28 defeat by the 14-man Wallabies on Saturday

Sir Clive Woodward, along with a number of other pundits including Jeremy Guscott and Will Greenwood, called for the Aussie to drop one of the playmakers

However, asked if he will persevere with the duo, he said: “Certainly for the next Test.”


Woodward tells England the THREE changes they must make to beat Australia

Sir Clive Woodward believes its time top drop fly-half Marcus Smith and reinstate Owen Farrell at number 10 for England’s second test against the Wallabies.

#1. Drop Marcus Smith

Woodward wrote in his column for the Mail Online: “There is just not enough pace in this England side, which is highlighted by Owen Farrell and Courtney Lawes. Both should be in the starting team but at fly-half and second row respectively.

“Playing a mercurial fly-half such as Marcus Smith only works if you have the game plan and players around him to match. If you pick him, back him all the way.”

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