Clive Woodward Says All Blacks’ Locks Would Walk Into The England Team

Sir Clive Woodward believes All Blacks locks Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock would walk into Eddie Jones’ England team.

The World Cup winning coach also believes Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth would also make into into Jones’ starting line-up with relative ease, despite the talent that currently exists in England’s second-row.

Writing his Daily Mail column after the All Blacks’ 25-24 win at Newlands on Sunday, Woodward believes Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock and Eben Etzebeth would be ahead in the pecking order over the likes of Maro Itoje, George Kruis and Courtney Lawes.


“World rugby needs a strong South Africa and it is clear their skipper Eben Etzebeth – who is going to be one of the greats – is dragging them back to the top.
“Although England are rightly proud of their strength in depth at lock, the Boks captain and the two Kiwis – Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock – would all walk into Eddie Jones’ team,” he said.


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