Clive Woodward

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Clive Woodward

English former rugby union player and coach add

Category: Rugby

Born in 1956.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), England (28%), UK (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: England, Leicester Tigers, Bath Rugby

Linked to: British Olympic Association, HMS Conway, Loughborough University, Conservative Party

 

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Clive Woodward was born in 1956 add something


1979

He played as a centre for Leicester from 1979 to 1985 add something


1980

He made his England debut against on 19 January 1980, as a replacement and went on to gain 21 caps for his country, playing his last game on 17 March 1984 against Wales add something

 

Paul Dodge - With Clive Woodward he formed a centre partnership that played for Tigers, England and the British Lions tour to South Africa in 1980


1990

He returned to the UK in 1990 to start his own IT leasing company and he became coach of the obscure Henley, who were promoted to the national leagues add something

 

Henley Hawks - Henley's fortunes stood still until Clive Woodward, England's future World Cup winning manager, became the 1st XV coach in 1990


1997

He became assistant coach at Leicester's arch rivals Bath under Andy Robinson, and when Jack Rowell retired as coach of the England team in 1997, Woodward acquired the job add something

 

He was coach of the team from 1997 to 2004, managing them to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup add something

 

Matt Perry (rugby union) - England coach Clive Woodward, who had previously been backs' coach for Bath RFC selected Perry for his first match in charge against Australia in Autumn 1997

 

Richard Cockerill - He made his England debut against Argentina in 1997 and later his first match at Twickenham was as a half-time replacement for the Bath hooker Andy Long in Clive Woodward's first match in charge against the Wallabies; Long was young and clearly out of his depth

 

Lawrence Dallaglio - He was given the England captaincy in the autumn of 1997 by new coach Clive Woodward, taking over from Phil de Glanville

 

Phil de Glanville - Under new coach Clive Woodward in autumn 1997 he lost both the captaincy to Lawrence Dallaglio and his starting position to Greenwood, though he remained a useful squad member

 

Jason Leonard - In September 1997, the RFU appointed Clive Woodward as head coach


1998

Brian Ashton (rugby union) - Ashton was Sir Clive Woodward's assistant from 1998 to 2002


2002

Declan Danaher - He was selected by Clive Woodward for the Senior tour of Argentina in 2002

 

Alex Codling - He won his only cap for England under Sir Clive Woodward against in 2002

 

Andy Titterrell - He caught the eye of Clive Woodward with a dynamic display on his first start for England A against Scotland A in March 2002


2003

After the 2003 World Cup, England came third in the 2004 Six Nations add something

 

He writes of the triumph of England in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, the preparations and celebrations, and of his personal life, his playing and coaching career add something

 

The team developed and subsequently won a Grand Slam in 2003 followed by the 2003 Rugby World Cup, beating the reigning champions in the final add something

 

Graham Rowntree - Despite playing in the 2003 pre-World Cup trial match in France, Rowntree was omitted from Clive Woodward's squad, which won the tournament

 

Andy Robinson - Robinson later coached Bath before being appointed forwards coach of England and was deputy to Clive Woodward with the World Cup-winning England side in 2003


2004

In February 2004 he was appointed Head Coach for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand add something

 

Woodward was linked with a switch to football and, although he had denied these rumours, on 1 September 2004, Woodward announced that he would be quitting as England coach add something

 

Lowe discussed this possibility with the club's board on 2 September 2004 add something

 

Olly Barkley - He made a breakthrough in 2004 when Sir Clive Woodward handed him England's number 10 jersey for RBS Six Nations matches against Wales when he replaced an injured Paul Grayson at fly half and France, scoring 27 points over the two games

 

Mark Cueto - He was not selected for the full England squad during Clive Woodward's time as head coach, having to wait until November 2004 for his d├ębut against Canada at Twickenham, when he scored two tries

 

Simon Clifford - Clifford is well regarded in the football industry, however, he failed to emerge onto the professional scene after being recruited by Sir Clive Woodward in December 2004, to become his assistant coach at Southampton


2005

However, Woodward continued his move into the Football League in 2005 by becoming Performance Director at Southampton Football Club, without undertaking any coaching at non-league clubs add something

 

However, in his resignation press conference, Woodward said that his intention was to take the Football Association's Grade Two coaching badges after the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand: add something

 

For example, his appointee as head of sports science, Simon Clifford, left the club in November 2005, after only two months, amid resentment from the club's existing staff add something

 

Following the departure of Redknapp in December 2005, Woodward was suggested as a possible candidate for the manager's position at the Championship club, despite his lack of experience in the game add something

 

Southampton F.C. - They have received significant investment over the last 10 years, most notably during the time Sir Clive Woodward was employed by the club between 2005 and 2006, and are now considered to be among some of the best in the country

 

Jonny Wilkinson - Initially Wilkinson was left out of the 44-strong squad which was announced by Clive Woodward on 11 April 2005


2006

On 31 August 2006 it was confirmed by Southampton that he was no longer working at the club add something

 

On 6 September 2006 it was announced that Woodward would be returning to sport as the new director of elite performance for the British Olympic Association add something


2007

In 2007 he was appointed to the board of directors of Leicester Tigers as a non-executive director add something

 

Woodward's contract with England was due to run until 2007 add something

 

Sharks (rugby union) - Plumtree took over the head coaching position for the 2007 Currie Cup, whilst Muir took time off to add to his qualifications and learn from some of the most successful coaches in rugby history, such as Sir Clive Woodward


2008

On 6 March 2008, he had the privilege to run with the Olympic torch while going through Russell Square, London add something


2011

On 24 October 2011, Woodward was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame, alongside all other Rugby World Cup-winning head coaches and captains from the tournament's inception in 1987 through 2007 add something


2012

It was announced 4 October 2012, Woodward will leave his post as director of sport at the British Olympic Association after six years add something


2016

As of 2016, England are still the only team from the Northern Hemisphere to win the World Cup. From 2000 to 2003, Woodward's England compiled a record of 41 wins from 46 matches, which included a perfect record of 20 wins and no losses at Twickenham and 12 successive wins against the Tri Nations add something