Sam Warburton has responded to Stuart Barnes after the Sky Sports pundit criticised his suggestions to protect players at the breakdown.
Barnes, in a column for the Times , suggested that the retired Wales flanker had “come up with one of the worst ideas” he had ever seen regarding rugby.
This came after Warburton, also in an interview with the Times , had proposed that maybe the opposition could only commit two players to a ruck to protect defensive players who are trying to turnover the ball – otherwise known as the jackaler.
And the two-time Lions captain has taken to Twitter to defend his suggestions following the criticism from Barnes.
You’ve sadly completely missed the point. 1. Encourages the jackal due to attack committing less players (turnovers essential to the game) ✅ 2. Increases amount of attacking players on their feet ✅ 3. Will emphasise technique and efficiency of 1st arriving cleanout ✅ https://t.co/mcKYUkw3s1
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) September 3, 2018