Brian Moore: Ill discipline and lack of variety cost England more than bad refereeing

Brian Moore's Full Contact Rugby

By The Telegraph

Brian Moore: Ill discipline and lack of variety cost England more than bad refereeing

Monday, 1 March

We've just two rounds left to go in the 2021 Six Nations and Wales are in pole position to win a shock Grand Slam after beating England in an eventful game in Cardiff.

Joining Brian to reflect on Englands defeat and more is the former London Irish and England wing Topsy Ojo.

They start in Cardiff where England suffered their second defeat of the competition in controversial circumstances as the hosts were awarded two very dubious tries.

Despite the misfortune both Brian and Topsy feel Wales deserved to win and that the lack of discipline in particular was the main reason for Englands downfall. There's also a debate surrounding the lack of variety and new faces in the squad.

As for the two tries, former international referee (and Wales fan) Nigel Owens joins the show to describe why both of them should have been disallowed.

France could have joined Wales on three wins from three games but their game against Scotland was called off after a Covid outbreak. It has since transpired that the French squad left their bubble in Rome to get Waffles and it's led to calls for Scotland to be awarded a 28-0 win.

And Topsy becomes the latest former pro to call on a play off between Georgia and Italy after the Italians were thumped by Ireland, their 30th defeat in a row in the competiton.

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