England v Italy Six Nations 2017 – “No Rucks Given!” as England take a Try Bonus Point against the Azzurri
Well; that game got the rugby world debating, didn’t it?
The win was sealed and the boys grabbed a TBP, but the game was not without its controversy and ups and downs. England were poor for large parts of the game, and Italy turned up with a rather unique game plan to try and make a dent in the reigning champion’s hopes of a consecutive Grand Slam.
(Image from England Rugby Facebook)
Whilst their tactic was not a new thing, what was unique was employing the “no ruck” tactic throughout practically the entire game. And it all caused one heck of a stir.
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