Thursday, October 18, 2007
This is a pretty funny clip. It points out how the English trainer listened in on Wallaby hooker Stephen Moore's conversation with referee Alain Rolland (not Kaplan as the analyst says in the clip) at half-time.
The trainer not only listened to what they were talking about, but made an effort to have it transmitted to the rest of the England staff, and more importantly, coach Brian Ashton.
Now, I doubt Moore and the Rolland were plotting a plan to stop Wilkinson from getting his drop goals over, or discussing tactics that could have changed the game, but it's still pretty funny to see the England trainer getting in so close and being able to eavesdrop on the conversation.
Who knows, maybe he did learn something from it and that contributed to England's dominance in the scrums? You never know. Still, pretty comical.