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Woodward to stay on as England coach
London
December 14, 1999

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) on Tuesday reaffirmed that Clive Woodward will continue as England coach until his contract expires in August.
Recent speculation had suggested that Woodward would be replaced ahead of the forthcoming Six Nations Championship - with London Irish coach Dick Best linked to the England management structure.
The RFU issued a statement dismissing talk of such a move.
It read: "As far as the position of England coach is concerned, as announced in November, Clive Woodward will continue in his position.
"There will be no changes to the coaching team for the Six Nations Championship.
"No approaches have been made to Dick Best or to London Irish, to whom he is contracted."
Woodward is looking forward to the Six Nations campaign, and said: "The unfounded speculation about my role as England coach will not distract me from preparing the squad for the Six Nations.
"I will be getting together with the other coaches and the players on December 20 and we will all be looking forward to our first game, against Ireland."
Woodward's position was questioned after England's failure to make it past the quarter-finals of this year's World Cup.

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