Yokohama — Clive Woodward’s position as England’s only Rugby World Cup-winning coach could be about to disappear in a week but he could not be happier and says he is in awe of the team and their coaches after Saturday’s 19-7 semifinal win against New Zealand. 

Woodward, who led England to glory in 2003, has been tipping a second success all tournament but, in his Mail on Sunday column, he said even he has been surprised by their sustained excellence...

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