England turn to the Georgian pack for live scrummaging training ahead of the third round of the 2018 Six Nations.
England head coach Eddie Jones continues his quest for the “biggest, ugliest, strongest pack in the world” with two days of live scrummaging training against the Georgian national side.
The Australian organised the sessions following the success of a similar arrangement with Wales in Bristol last November. England will be afforded a tougher training week than usual with the Six Nations taking it's traditional break between round two and three.
Jones said: “We want to have the best scrum in the world and they’re the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world. Why wouldn’t we want to scrummage against them? It’s fantastic.
“We want to win the Six Nations but we’re also using this as a trial for the World Cup, so it’s a great opportunity for us to get some really quality scrum practice in.
“It will be practice, but we will do the same number of scrums that we would have in a game.”
“It will be a really useful tool,” he said. “Every scrum has to be intense, otherwise you get folded up like a travel map stuffed in your back pocket.”
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