England ask to meet with referee to discuss All Blacks illegal tactics - Ruck

England ask to meet with referee to discuss All Blacks illegal tactics

England have sought clarity from World Rugby regarding New Zealand’s scrummaging technique ahead of the second Test at Eden Park on Saturday.

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In his column for The Telegraph, Brain Moore stated that All Blacks prop “Ethan de Groot was illegally shifting outside Will Stuart and driving straight upwards,” giving New Zealand an advantage in the scrum.

England has since received feedback from World Rugby on the issue, and head coach Steve Borthwick is scheduled to discuss their concerns with referee Nic Berry in an upcoming call.

Jamie George said: “What people have said is out there and pretty clear to see and we have had some good feedback from World Rugby around what their take on it was,

“I think we have every confidence in Nic Berry making sure that he makes the right call this weekend.

“Looking back on it, I think we can do a better job at getting to the contest quicker but at the same time we need to control what we can control. That’s the main point. In doing that, we talked about being aggressive and physical and confrontational.

“That’s what we need to make sure we do. Technically as a front row, there are things that we can do to make sure the pictures are clearer so that’s what we have been focusing on”

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