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Jonny Wilkinson analysis on why England shot off to a huge lead and how one handed passes are the new normal

Jonny Wilkinson analysis on why England shot off to a huge lead and how one handed passes are the new normal
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Jonny Wilkinson’s half time thoughts on England’s great performance, albeit premature, provided some interesting analysis on how they shot off to a 31-0 lead in Saturday’s entertaining Six Nations clash at Twickenham.

Of course, Scotland famously came back to lead 38-31 before conceding a late try as both teams shared the honour of playing out the highest scoring draw ever in Test rugby, 38-38.

WATCH: England left red faced after stunning Scotland comeback Рwatch all the tries right here 

World Cup winner Wilkinson’s views on the dummy runners, energetic support play and one-handed offloads made for interesting viewing, regardless of the outcome.

“It’s become the new two-handed pass,” Wilkinson said of the prevalance of one-handed offloads. “To play the modern game now, you have to be able to function just as well with both hands independantly, singly, so you can use your hand off, you can create space, you can draw players in.”

With the draw, Scotland retained the Calcutta Cup, the annual trophy contested between the two rivals.

credit: itv

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  •  im1
    im1
    7:53 AM 21/03/2019

    He is right though. The comments section is fucked. Particularly on a mobile. 

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    •  rugbydump
      rugbydump
      8:48 AM 21/03/2019

      We're aware that it's not ideal and plan to fix or switch to something different when possible

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  •  10stonenumber10
    10stonenumber10
    9:10 PM 20/03/2019

    The only thing that makes a dominant left/right hander ambidextrous... is that they put the time in. Wilkinson knows that better than anybody.For fuck's sake. These are International players. Anybody over 5ft can palm a rugby ball one handed comfortably. Under-16 6th XV players can pass a ball one handed. 25 stone pub team props can slot drop goals from 30m. At the top level, the differences are so minute. Gone are the days of fat props who dropped passes and wasted overlaps, flankers flying at the nearest shirt instead of passing, and wingers who can't let go of the ball.When it comes to attack, most teams are too busy staring at the locked door in front of them, trying to brute force it... to notice the open window 2ft to the side. Anybody can run into a brick wall. It has taken 10 years (since the 1st coming of SBW to the North), but nowadays instead of one-dimensional position specific selection... England are picking players who understand the game and can actually play rugby.

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    •  10stonenumber10
      10stonenumber10
      9:14 PM 20/03/2019

      Excuse the lack of punctuation, whoever rebuilt your site has fucked the comment section... after a few lines the type box overlaps the Submit button so you can't post it... any spacing is deleted on posting, making most posts very hard to read

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      •  rugbydump
        rugbydump
        9:53 PM 20/03/2019

        Hi, There really are better (and nicer) ways to leave feedback. Please feel free to get in touch via email and we can discuss more if necessary. If not, your comments have been taken on board anyway and we'll do what we can. Cheers

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