Sir Clive Woodward calls for Six Nations to be cancelled - Ruck

Sir Clive Woodward calls for Six Nations to be cancelled

World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has called for this year’s final round of the Six Nations to be called off completely.

This comes after the news that the news that Italy v England looks set to be postponed

Woodward, who was in charge of the British and Irish Lions during their 3-0 whitewash in New Zealand in 2005, says rugby must step in line with the advice from the experts and call the tournament off

“As for the 2020 Six Nations, I would suggest this will be the final weekend. I don’t see how any of the games next weekend can, in good faith, be allowed to take place,” he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail .


“If that’s the case the temptation will be to try to re-arrange — and France will definitely want that if they are still in contention for the Grand Slam — but I would be inclined to call time on this year’s tournament and concentrate our energies on far more important matters.

“I had intended to go to Italy for a long weekend with my wife Jayne and two friends, but the moment we heard the Ireland v Italy game was off we cancelled our plans.

“That was last week. Forget what decisions the authorities are making, why would you put your family and friends in that position? It’s just a rugby match.”


With the 2020 Six Nations in full swing, we wanted to know what you think the best-ever combined XV.

And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.

Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (England) – 10,758 votes

Winger: SHANE WILLIAMS (Wales) – 12,374

Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 21,392

Centre: Will Greenwood (England) – 10,697

Greenwood followed his father Dick into an England shirt. While his father was a prickly back row player, the younger Greenwood was one of the finest centres to grace the England midfield.

Winger: Tommy Bowe (Ireland) – 5,793