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RFU announced shock bid to host the Rugby World Cup

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  • 10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
  • 9. Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks)

Woodward wrote: “I’ve been beating the Smith drum for a long time and would have had him starting for England games long before this autumn.

“He’s an exceptional, potentially once-in-a-generation talent capable of transforming the way England attack and bringing all of their enormous firepower to bear. In that respect he reminds me of Jason Robinson.

“He can be a game-changer for England, just as Jason’s incredible attacking threat added so much when he came over from rugby league, winning 51 caps between 2001 and 2007.

“As a coach you say a prayer of thanks when such a talent comes along, they can lift the mood and ambition of an entire squad. Smith has that ability.

“England’s opponents will be hoping they don’t find a way of fully tapping into his talent and energy.

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