Sir Clive Woodward lays into France after Scotland defeat
Scotland put defeat by Wales behind them to overcome France at Murrayfield and revive their Six Nations campaign.
Greig Laidlaw kicked six penalties, to two from Baptiste Serin, to steer the Scots home to a narrow 32-26 win following a tense second half.
But Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward, despite praising Scotland, went in for France, saying they are the worst French team he has ever seen.
Predicted 3 home wins – well played @Scotlandteam esp. Gregor Townsend , great bounce back – @FFRugby France , really this is the worst French team I have seen either as a player or coach which I just cannot understand as they have such great players but they are going backward
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) February 11, 2018
“This is the worst French team I have seen either as a player or coach,” tweeted Woodward.
He added: “I just cannot understand as they have such great players but they are going backwards.”
The comment seems a little harsh off the back of two narrow defeats that could have very easily been narrow victories.