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Clive Woodward celebrates a try for England
Disciplined players win matches for their teams

Clive Woodward

One of the most important skills for me in rugby is discipline.

You can win or lose a game based on the discipline of your team or an individual player.

I watch a lot of sport and it always amazes me, even among top level professional sportsmen, the lack of self control the players have.

I would like to think the England rugby players are role models in the way that they control themselves in a highly charged atmosphere.

Clive Woodward holds aloft the Calcutta Cup
The trophies will come with the right attitude

You have to learn to use your head because the mind is a very powerful part of sport.

It's about rehearsing in your mind about all the good things - and bad - that can happen and how you are going to react to them, what you are going to do.

When things do happen on the pitch, you have to think clearly, under pressure, and make the right decision.



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