Owen Farrell Sir Clive Woodward: Size isn’t everything – England can’t just pick the ‘big lads’

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Owen Farrell Size isn’t everything – England can’t just pick the ‘big lads’… the best sides fear pace and skill the most

  • England face Wales in a warm-up match at the Principality Stadium on Saturday 
  • Eddie Jones has named a massive England side – especially in the back row 
  • A big team looks good on paper but you are then exposed in a quick Test match

By Sir Clive Woodward for the Daily Mail

Published:21:40 BST, 16 August 2019|Updated:22:20 BST, 16 August 2019

Big is not always beautiful. Eddie Jones has picked a massive team to face Wales and a particularly big back row.

However, filling a side with huge men will not strike any fear into England’s World Cup opponents.

He knows that and in his ‘Gun XV’ would surely have Henry Slade at outside centre as well as Tom Curry and Sam Underhill as his flankers, who will all add guile and pace.

Eddie Jones has picked a massive team to face Wales in their warm-up match on Saturday

Prop Dan Cole is part of Jones’ eight-man pack that weighs a mammoth 143 stones

Saturday’s pack weighs 143 stones – which actually is not the largest eight Eddie has picked – and in the second half Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi could all fe

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