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Sir Clive Woodward blasts Eddie Jones England Selection

Sir Clive Woodward couldn’t hold back his disappointment as he criticised Eddie Jones England selection for the clash against Scotland at Twickenham this weekend.

“I’m disappointed with the team Eddie Jones has picked to face Scotland and I suspect most England fans will feel the same.” wrote Woodward.



“I will be at Twickenham with ITV and I have gone from being really excited to see Joe Cokanasiga again to being perplexed that he will not take the field at all.

“As a coach and a player, you want to wake up on Saturday morning excited about your team and the way you’re going to play, but this selection does not tick these boxes.

“That is no slight on Jack Nowell, who is a fantastic player with an important role for England, as he proved in Dublin. But Twickenham wanted to see Cokanasiga.

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“I would certainly have started with him, so not to have him involved at all is really strange. I am sure the likes of Henry Slade and Manu Tuilagi would want Cokanasiga outside them because he’s so dynamic.

“Players want to play and it’s only under pressure that you discover true potential. Cokanasiga is not an 17-year-old academy prospect, he is playing every week in the Premiership.”

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