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Calcutta Cup Jones says Scotland will have to justify 'big talk'

Calcutta Cup Jones says Scotland will have to justify 'big talk'

"Conor and Brendan (Venter, Italy's South African defence coach who came up with the strategy) are working bloody hard, they don't need a fellow coach to say their tactics are akin to underarm bowing", Ryan said.

With this game plan they could legitimately stray offside - a move England's 2003 World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward called "innovative and inspired".

Reporting on the match, New Zealand's Prime put together a hilarious compilation of Jones" grievances highlighting the fact that although Italy's tactics were entirely within the rules, England's head coach repeatedly stated that it "wasn't rugby'. "He answered the first time that he wasn't my coach and I said no that isn't what I am saying I want to know what you want to see and he shrugged his shoulders and carried on".

Midway through the first half Haskell produced a comical reply from Poite when asking "how can we get them to form a ruck?", to which the French official replied "I can't say, I'm a referee, I'm not a coach".

We've been made aware it's a tactic that's within the laws of the game whether we agree with it of like it or not.

Eddie Jones' men came out of the sheds quickly with tries from Danny Care and Elliott Daly but Michele Campagnaro hit back for the visitors.

Owens said it is a referee's job to educate squads on any changes to the rule and the Welshman is confident the England team would have been up to speed on the ruck laws. "We saw a Trevor Chappell game of rugby today".

"We played absolutely legally. You will find probably the solution with your coach, who has more ability than me to tell you what to do".

England, who had never lost to Italy in 22 previous matches, were flummoxed and trailed 10-5 at halftime, but they ran in five tries after the interval and finished strongly to secure a comfortable victory.

"We must now make sure this is a one-off". The English have looked solid in the competition and one does not see Italy troubling the home team. We will go away and tactically talk through a lot of things and work on how we can react a lot quicker but we got the win and so let's not get too down on ourselves.

With Scotland having already shown their ingenuity in the Six Nations through a lineout try scored by a centre, Alex Dunbar, against Ireland, Jones may be better served sharpening England's thinking rather than railing against the injustice of Italy's approach.

"He has got a skill set that enables us to play, to change the point of attack and to relieve pressure, and he has got a courage to allow us have an extra defender, sliding into the defensive line as required, and even when the ball is in the air, he is good in the air". We've experienced it against us a couple of times, but only once or twice in certain games.

"We had to adapt and the best way to do that was to either play through the middle with the forwards on a pick-and-go, get some momentum and then shift the ball, or just pop it off the 9", the 23-year-old added.

The fallout from the match is likely to dominate the week ahead, given that both Jones and Ford have called on World Rugby to address the situation.

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