"Go-to skipper" - Sir Clive Woodward picks his England XV for Wales with new captain - Ruck

“Go-to skipper” – Sir Clive Woodward picks his England XV for Wales with new captain

Sir Clive Woodward has revealed his gun England XV to face Wales with a couple of surprise inclusions and a new captain.

The legendary former boss, who won the grandest prize of them all back in 2003, said that Eddie Jones should be treating every game as if it is Rugby World Cup final.

Woodward, who is 30/1 to replace under fire Aussie, hasn’t been afraid to criticize the current boss openly whether in his column for the Mail Online or as a pundit on ITV.

Picking his XV, the 66-year-old reiterated that he’d start this team with the intention of them finishing the game.

Sir Clive Woodward: England XV

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
  • 14. Max Malins (Saracens)
  • 11. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons) for Jack Nowell

Woodward wrote: “Jack Nowell is, of course, a fine, dependable player at wing — but there is nothing much we don’t know about Jack. It’s high time we saw what Adam Radwan and Ollie Hassell-Collins are made of in terms of international rugby.”

Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks) for Joe Marchant
Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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