If It Wasn’t Rugby, What Game Was Eddie Jones Playing?


As we all know by now, what Italy played on Saturday was not rugby. This came as a surprise to most of us, because we thought their game-plan was rooted in an intimate understanding of rugby. As always, though, Eddie Jones put us right, telling us that the laws of rugby don’t actually apply to real rugby, and that James Haskell showed himself to be an unquestionable player-of-rugby by not knowing them.

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