Sir Clive Woodward reveals which player he’d of hauled off at half-time against Japan
Sir Clive Woodward has revealed that one England player annoyed him so much that if he was in charge he would have hauled him off at half-time.
“It’s all about mindset and being focused on what needs doing, which is why I got so annoyed when Danny Care mindlessly kicked the ball dead when his pack won some prime turnover ball in a promising position,” wrote Woodward.
“What a waste, the backs were lined up to press home the advantage and England, although they probably didn’t deserve it, had the opportunity to go upfield and nick the lead before half-time — which is exactly what world-class teams do.
“If I was Eddie I would have lost it at half-time and taken Care off — Test players need to be aware of the possibilities for the full 80 and not just turn off like that.”