Friday Feb 16, 2018 A look at England and Georgia's epic scrum training session

A look at England and Georgia's epic scrum training session
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Eddie Jones made good on his desire to have England face off against “the strongest scrum pack in the world” as England welcomed Georgia to Latymer Upper School in London on Tuesday. Footage of the session is everything a die-hard fan of scrums could want.

This awesome video emerged a few days ago, showing some highlights of that joint training session, most notably, scrum after scrum. Wayne Barnes was even brought in as referee.

We’ve known for a few weeks of Jones’ desire to have a joint training session between England and Georgia. As England go for a third Six Nations championship in a row, no training opportunity will be ignored. The session did not disappoint.

Speaking after, Jones said: “It was an excellent session for us… The Georgians scrum in a quite unique way, and they are able to transfer pressure without moving their feet, so our front-rowers will have learned a lot today. It was a great learning experience for us.”

Jones’ counterpart, Milton Haig, will have gained valuable and much-desired insight into quality organization and management. 

The calls for Georgia’s inclusion into the Six Nations aren’t going away any time soon. Their increasing rate of play cannot be stunted much longer.

While it may not happen in the foreseeable future, everyone has their own idea for just how such a scenario could make sense. No doubt, the hurdles are substantial. However, Georgia continue to rise and experiences like these will go a long way to helping in their quest for progress.

Credit: BeaneymanNews/England Rugby

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  •  reality
    reality

    Yeah, seeing Georgia get beaten even worse than Italy would be a great idea.

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  •  drg
    drg

    Yeah!!!! Or we could not...

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  •  andinov
    andinov

    Or we could just boot Italy/ France out of the 6 nations for a season, bring Georgia in and actually see this for real?

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  • that was a thing of beauty.

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  •  the_osprey
    the_osprey

    Wow that's a boring video

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  •  drg
    drg

    That looks like a hell of a training session! Would love to know the stats if any were kept, seemed in the early stages that Georgia was getting a good drive on, England seemed to hold it for a while then they crumbled on a couple of occasions, would be awesome to know the rulings overall on the scrums. Also wonder if it was all very friendly or whether any tempers somewhat flared? Played a few training matches in club rugby between 1sts, 2nds, 3rds etc and occasionally tempers flare a bit...

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