"Could get ugly" - Sir Clive Woodward make his England vs Ireland prediction - Ruck

“Could get ugly” – Sir Clive Woodward make his England vs Ireland prediction

“Saturday’s Six Nations clash with back-to-back Grand Slam-chasing Ireland is not about winning. It’s about being ultra-competitive against what is arguably the best team in the world right now,” says Sir Clive Woodward, expressing his concerns about England’s upcoming match.

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Reflecting on England’s current position, Woodward acknowledged in his Mail Online column, “The fact Ireland are expected to win says a lot about how good they are but also just as much about England’s fall from grace.

“The worrying thing is that if England don’t turn up, it could get ugly.”

Woodward emphasises the challenge ahead for England, stating, “I have been wrestling with this all week as I have never felt this way about England before.”

Highlighting Ireland’s formidable status, Woodward admits, “My view is they’re currently the most complete side on the planet.”

In terms of strategy, Woodward suggests, “To stand any chance against Andy Farrell’s men, England need to rip up their rule book.”

Woodward elaborates on the tactics England should employ, stating, “The key to winning Test matches is thinking about how can you put the opposition under pressure?”

Regarding the set-piece battle, Woodward advises England to target Ireland’s line-out, stating, “England have to get these guys competing for every single Irish line-out to try and dial up the pressure.”

The former England boss stresses the need for England to limit Ireland’s opportunities, especially in the line-out, and urges them to avoid giving away possession easily.

Woodward highlights the significance of England’s attacking prowess, particularly emphasising the role of players like George Furbank, Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, and Tommy Freeman in the back three.

Ready Sir Clive Woodward’s full column here.

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Italy vs Scotland

Get ready for Scotland’s next showdown as they step onto the field for their fourth Six Nations match, facing off against an increasingly formidable Italian squad. With two victories and one loss under their belt from the initial three games, Gregor Townsend’s crew is primed for action.

The journey kicked off with a thrilling 27-26 triumph over Wales, setting the stage for a heart-stopping encounter. Despite a narrow 20-16 defeat on home turf against France, Scotland roared back triumphantly, stunning England with a 30-21 victory in the legendary Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield.

Mark your calendars for the Italy versus Scotland clash happening on Saturday, March 9, with the action kicking off at 2:15 PM GMT. The battleground? None other than the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Don’t miss a moment of the action as ITV brings the match live to your screens. And keep an eye out for Angus Gardner from Australia, who will be officiating the showdown

Super computer prediction: Italy 16-22 Scotland