After the news emerged recently that the England team were embroiled in a fight with Georgia during a training session, fans have given their opinion on Twitter.

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The brawl occurred during a scrum session watched by school children in Oxford, although no photos or videos were taken. Georgia head coach Milton Haig said that tension will be inevitable between two sides that go toe-to-toe in this manner, but that has not stopped some fans being critical of the events that occurred, particularly the example set to those watching.

Additionally, some people mentioned the treatment that the England rugby team would receive compared to the England football team, if something like this occurred.

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On the other hand, there was a number of England fans that thought nothing of this. Many highlighted the fact that a scrum session will unavoidably get heated, and that is the nature of rugby at the end of the day.

These sentiments were echoed by second-row George Kruis, downplayed the events, claiming that it is a contact sport.

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Furthermore, some fans were saying that this fighting spirit was what was missing in England’s miserable loss to Wales last weekend in the Six Nations.

Eddie Jones’ men were dominated by the Welsh in the second half at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, and some feel that England should have shown a similar attitude towards their bitter rivals.

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It is clear that events like this can perhaps be blown out of proportion, and that is perhaps why it does not phase many fans.

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