The Pumas’ hooker Augustin Creevy has stoked the fire by accusing England of being “boring” and said that Saturday’s match will be a “war”.
While Creevy did add the caveat that England’s style works for them, he has irked some fans, who have backed up the Saracens hooker on social media and defended their side. While some fans on Twitter have not necessarily refuted the ‘boring’ tag, they have said that it does not matter if a team wins.
Moreover, as England enter the game as favourites, this is just an attempt to get under the opposition’s skin, which to be fair, may have been successful. However, some fans feel that this only provides Eddie Jones with his team talk.
Some have agreed with George’s sentiments, particularly as this England team have just come from a Six Nations where they scored ten more tries than any other team.
“I don’t think we do play boring rugby,” George told reporters in Tokyo. “I’m not overly surprised that he’s tried to say that, but he’s entitled to his opinion and, hopefully, we prove him wrong on Saturday.”
Not only that, but Creevy is part of a team that has only scored one try from a back this Rugby World Cup, with four coming from a hooker.
But this is clearly a ploy by the former captain, particularly in the build up for a game against a team whose head coach is notorious for verbal sparring. With over two days to go before the match, there may still be more to come from both sides.
This is what the England fans have said:
Thats Jones’ team talk then!
— Chief Beard (@ChiefBeard) October 1, 2019
If England's "boring" rugby wins the World Cup I'll be more than happy.? Bring it on Argentina. #ComeonEngland
— TottenhamFC93 (@TottenhamFC93) October 2, 2019
Because it’s rubbish that they do and it’s a ploy to get England to play loose. A powerful England team playing their best game-plan is too strong for Argentina. Argentina only have a sniff if England play like Argentina.
— MattFezza (@mattakabagpuss) October 2, 2019
They will try. Unfortunately given current skills and form that's where it will end
— Vishwa Aluthge (@vishkidx) October 2, 2019
He went there so I will. England have more fire power than Argentina. History backs that up
— Gareth Osborne (@GarethOsborne2) October 1, 2019
— Russell Cunningham (@cunninghamshire) October 2, 2019
Senor Creevy says England are 'boring' and the game will be 'like a war'.
(1) Los Pumas' Julien Montoya is the tournament's top try scorer and he ain't a winger.
(2) Anyone who thinks a game of rugby is like a war needs to get out more.
Poor comments from a decent man.
— Graham Simmons (@grahamjsimmons) October 2, 2019
He didn’t look bored in a Worcester shirt and put in some hard yards during a miserable time for the club.
— Paul Hutton (@stroyd_hutton) October 2, 2019
Creevy knows going into this contest that his side are out of the RWC if they fail to win this Saturday, and it is understandable that he is trying to get any advantage that he can. However, neither his side nor England would mind being branded boring if they come away with the win.
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