England star responds after team are called ‘boring’

England are a lot of things and boring is certainly one of them claims Argentina hooker Agustín Creevy ahead of the teams World Cup showdown on Saturday.

“Saturday’s going to be like a war, it’s a final for us,” Creevy told reporters.

“But maybe my experience with Worcester will help me a lot, to see the way that it’s going to play out.”

He added: “I think the battle’s going to be in the forwards. We need to win the scrum, we need to win the lineout, the maul and the breakdown.”

Creevy, now with the Jaguares in Super Rugby, said he admired England’s structured game, adding: “Sometimes [their structures] are boring but I think it’s good for England. It works for them.

“I spent a lot of time there and it was great. I improved a lot in the way I see rugby, and I understand a lot about how the England boys see rugby. They are really structured,”

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England hooker Jamie George hit back however, insisting that the “boring” jibe was not justified. George is used to similar accusations at his club, Saracens, and said: “I don’t think we do play boring rugby. I’m not overly surprised that he’s tried to say that, but he’s entitled to his opinion and hopefully we prove him wrong on Saturday.

“In my opinion I don’t think it’s very justified. I’m sure he’s just trying to rattle us a bit. He’s more than welcome to try.”

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