Richard Cockerill, in response to the criticism of Dan Cole, England and Leicester’s Prop, by Michael Cheika, Australia’s head coach, had said that the unfair criticism was “daft”.
In preparation for the game between Australia and England on Saturday, England’s coach, Eddie Jones had requested a meeting with the would-be referee, Jaco Peyper in order to discuss certain abnormalities which he referred to as “problems with Australia’s scrum”.
Replying to the allegations, Cheika said that Cole had “been infringing the law since his career started”.
Replying to Cheika, Cockerill was quoted saying,
“You’ve got to respect Dan, he’s had nearly 70 Test matches.”
“He’s technically very good, stays square, he wants a pushing contest, he’s world class and he’s proved that over a number of years, so I think it’s all a bit daft really.
“He’s world class and anybody that thinks different doesn’t understand the game well enough.”
Jones and Cheika had played together as team mates at Randwick and with their upcoming Saturday Test at Twickenham, they have both been outspoken about scrums. Continue reading » CRITICISING DAN COLE WAS DAFT – LEICESTER TIGERS CHIEF