Some interesting results over the weekend and some interesting tactics employed as well. All perfectly legal and within the Laws but we don’t really want to see rugby reduced to a non-contact sport.
“Standing Off” worked for 40 minutes but let’s hope that’s the last we see of that nonsense. We can imagine that if a team does adopt that move the call will go up, “Romans!” and a group of three will pick up the ball and then, as if protected by their shields over they backs, simple charge forward as a heavy, running maul.
Scotland at Twickenham now stand in the way of England with the prospect of a decider with Ireland in the last match. There is, as they always say, all to play for!