The England coach is among a number of leading coaches, officialsand players attending a three-day International Rugby Board (IRB)conference in Aucklandon the state of rugby.
Woodward coached England to a thrilling extra-time victory overAustralia in the final of the World Cup in November. The tournament hosted by Australia brought together the world'stop teams and referees, raising several issues including the differinginterpretations of some laws such as the use of decoy runners and the tackled ballsituation.
Questions were also asked over the liberal use of substitutes. But Woodward, who was knighted in Britain's New Year honoursfollowing the World Cup victory, said the laws themselves needed no changes.
"I think the laws are fine," he told journalists beforethe start of the final day of the conference. "From what I see so far, I don't think the laws need changingat all. It's just the way it's coached and refereed."
Woodward was due to give a presentation to the conference Thursdayon decoy
On Thursday he said there was a need for everyone to work from"the same mindset". "The law on decoy runners is fine, it's the interpretation ofit," he said.
The same applied to the law on the tackled ball, with many playersand coaches not fully understanding what was permitted. He added he could understand why some people would want to changethe substitution rule, which often sees teams clear their seven-strongbench of substitutes late in the game as starting players tire.
But the danger was in overreacting and, "You can sometimestinker too much," he said.
Officials attending the conference also include new All Blackscoach Graham Henry, Australian coach Eddie Jones, France's Bernard Laporte andIreland's Eddie O'Sullivan.
Geoff Evans, the IRB head of development, described the conferenceas a discussion forum with no decisions being taken. Recommendations willhowever be taken forward to the board's annual meeting in April.