Sir Clive Woodward: The 'sad reality' of England's player stocks

Sir Clive Woodward has criticized England for not selecting overseas-based world-class talents, pointing to their lackluster performance in the Six Nations as evidence. The former World Cup-winning coach believes that current England players do not compare to those of other international teams, including Scotland, whom they recently lost to. Woodward places blame on Eddie Jones, stating that only a few England players would be competitive in other teams. He highlights the absence of five world-class players due to RFU policy restrictions, including Owen Farrell and Henry Arundell's contracts with Top 14 clubs. Woodward warns that English rugby cannot afford to have their best players unavailable, as shown by their recent results.

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