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England captain Dylan Hartley keen to test scrum against Georgia

14 February 2018

Brown was magnificent in treacherous conditions as Wales were edged 12-6 in a tense NatWest 6 Nations showdown at Twickenham, commanding the air and making more ground than any other player.

"World Rugby has clarified to the Wales team management as part of the usual review process with teams that the TMO made an error in the application of law during the England versus Wales match at Twickenham", they said.

'In accordance with law 21.1 b, Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball'.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said: 'I know Warren Gatland spoke to Alain Rolland, and they confirmed that the TMO made a mistake'. "But we focus on the next two weeks and getting ready for Ireland".

Head coach Jones had floated the idea of England travelling to Tbilisi to train against Georgia before it was decided they would visit London, with the Rugby Football Union picking up the cost of accommodation.

Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell, who sat out the session with unspecified leg injuries, are expected to be fit to face Scotland a week on Saturday but Exeter No8 Sam Simmonds will miss the game, and the one with France a week later, with shoulder trouble.

Georgia gave England's forwards a thorough work-out and had the upper hand in the opening exchanges.

"We want to have the best scrum in the world and they are the biggest, ugliest, strongest scrum pack in the world, so it's fantastic", Jones was quoted as saying on the RFU website (

"It could come down to points difference, so hopefully we will be in it for that last weekend", he said.

"Ireland have won their first two games, so they are in a good position to potentially go and win the Grand Slam". Now, he is using his contacts with Georgia coaches Milton Haig and Richard Graham, who are from New Zealand and Australia respectively.

That quest continues away to Scotland at Murrayfield on February 24. "These inquiries have established that no crime has been committed".

While Scarlets trio Jonathan Davies, Jake Ball and Gareth Davies have all signed Welsh National Dual Contracts.

England captain Dylan Hartley keen to test scrum against Georgia