Woodward dismisses RFU talk and commits to 2016 Olympics

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Sir Clive Woodward will not come riding in to the aid of the ailing Rugby Football Union after insisting he will stay with the British Olympic Association until the Games in 2016.

The RFU is reeling after the loss of chief executive John Steele and the decision to force chairman Martyn Thomas to step down. "There is a lot of talk about the RFU and me but that is nothing to do with me," said Woodward, who will serve as deputy chef de mission for Team GB. "I love working at the BOA and the reason I took the job is because we have the London 2012 Games coming up, so I was never considering anything that would get in the way of that."