"Recall for Arundell" - Sir Clive Woodward's demands FOUR changes for World Cup quarter-final - Ruck

“Recall for Arundell” – Sir Clive Woodward’s demands FOUR changes for World Cup quarter-final

Sir Clive Woodward asserts that the encounter with Samoa was a pivotal moment for England, shedding light on specific areas requiring attention.

He believes that England narrowly averted a formidable challenge, emphasizing that the onus of critical decision-making for the forthcoming quarter-finals now lies squarely on the shoulders of head coach Steve Borthwick.

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.

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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)