Sir Clive Woodward has claimed France would have won the 2011 Rugby World Cup final against the All Blacks if the match was ‘refereed properly’.
South African referee Craig Joubert was in charge of the final at Eden Park, won by the All Blacks 11-7.
Woodward, who coached England to the title in 2003, said France should still be aggrieved about losing the 2011 final.
“If I had been the coach of France in that World Cup, I would still be apoplectic to this day,” Woodward said.
“If that final had been refereed properly, France would have won.”
Woodward has also warned England coach Stuart Lancaster “one stupid tweet” from any of his players could derail his team’s World Cup bid on home soil.