"He has no right..." - Sir Clive Woodward slams Eddie Jones latest comments - Ruck

“He has no right…” – Sir Clive Woodward slams Eddie Jones latest comments

Sir Clive Woodward has slammed Eddie Jones after the current England boss Eddie Jones slammed private schools and suggested the whole system needed ‘blowing up’.

The Aussie suggested that the current system produces players who lack the resolve and the skill to take the England national team to a higher level.

“I gave myself 24 hours before I looked to respond to Eddie Jones’s divisive and disrespectful comments on English rugby’s private school system,” wrote Woodward.

“To be perfectly honest, in that time I expected the Rugby Football Union to come out and say something. But, as usual, we heard nothing from the head honchos at Twickenham.”

He added: “Why does Jones have the right to belittle the English game like that? When nobody from the RFU — such as the chief executive Bill Sweeney — responds, then you can only assume that the powers that be at Twickenham actually think the same as Jones.

“It is either that, or they do disagree but opt for a quieter life rather than holding their head coach to account. Both demonstrate a fundamental failure of leadership.”

Read Woodward’s full column for the Mail Online here.


How England would line-up under Sir Clive Woodward

Below, Sir Clive Woodward reveals the ‘exciting’ England team he would pick with Marcus Smith dropped from the XV.

The team has been put together using the World Cup-winning coaches recent columns for the Mail Online.


  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
  • 14. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons)
  • 11. Henry Arundell (London Irish)

“England have players like Adam Radwan available but he is not even on the tour. England do have players with pace, but Jones doesn’t use them,” wrote Woodward.

“Arundell showed he is good enough to start by beating three defenders to score with his first touch in 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


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