Director of elite rugby Rob Andrew insists there is no chance of Sir Clive Woodward returning to the Rugby Football Union.
Lawrence Dallaglio had earlier called for the former World Cup winning coach to help current England manager Martin Johnson and rugby betting pundits were quick to wager money on it.
Meanwhile, Brian O'Driscoll believes Ireland can cope with the pressure and clinch only the second Grand Slam in their history.
After coming from behind to beat Scotland 22-15 at Murrayfield, Ireland now only need to beat Wales in Cardiff on Saturday to secure their first Grand Slam since 1948.
In football, Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez believes his buoyant side are now right back in the Premier League title race following Saturday's 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United.
The Reds followed up their 4-0 Champions League rout of Real Madrid in midweek with another superb display after coming from behind at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Mark Hughes accepts John Terry is unlikely to be heading to Eastlands.
The Chelsea captain was linked with a transfer to City during the January transfer window but the England international, who has spent his entire career at Stamford Bridge, has made it clear that he has no intention of moving.
Hughes has now been forced to admit defeat in his pursuit of the influential 28-year-old.
In League One, John Sheridan has left Oldham Athletic in the wake of Saturday's 6-2 defeat at MK Dons. Sheridan's departure ends a dramatic week at Boundary Park.
After reports claiming there had been a brawl between players on a club night out, the Latics board issued a statement confirming that one unnamed player had been fined the maximum two weeks' wages and two others had been 'severely censured and warned as to their future conduct'.
Macclesfield Town manager Keith Alexander has been given the all-clear after being rushed to hospital on Saturday for a precautionary brain scan.
The 51-year-old former Lincoln City boss, who suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2003, had been complaining of feeling unwell before the League two clash with Bournemouth.
Finally in boxing, Amir Khan has hailed Manny Pacquiao as the inspiration behind his brilliant win against Marco Antonio Barrera.
The 22-year-old beat the Mexican legend thanks to a fifth-round technical-decision victory in Manchester to erase the memory of his shock knockout defeat by Breidis Prescott in September.
Khan was comfortably ahead when the fight was stopped in the fifth round because of a cut above Barrera's left eye, apparently caused by an accidental clash in the first round.
The Bolton fighter praised his trainer Freddie Roach as well as sparring partner Pacquiao after his success.