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Hill believes Woodward should stay
London
October 25, 1999

England flanker Richard Hill, speaking after the defeat by South Africa in Paris on Sunday, believes that Clive Woodward should remain as England coach.
The coach, who has in the past said he should be judged by England's performance in the World Cup may face an uncertain few weeks after their defeat in yesterday's quarter-final.
However Hill wants Woodward to keep his job, and believes the team must take the responsibility for the defeat.
"I want Clive to continue in the job because he's the right man," Hill said. "He's laid on everything possible for this squad and we lost because of a team performance - it wasn't down to any individual."
"There aren't any excuses. We are not into that sort of thing. You need a strong man in charge and that's Clive. It would not be right for critics to have a go at just Clive, because it was the players on the pitch and we under-performed on the day."

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