James Haskell made a bit of a boo boo in the first half of England’s winning test against Italy on Sunday.
The Italians had a strategy not to commit players at the breakdown, thereby not forming a ruck and enabling their players to run rings around a confused England.
Haskell and others were a bit confused about the tactic, and so decided to ask the ref what to do about it. Not a great decision as Romain Poite retorted “I’m the referee, not the coach”.
This little verbal tussle led fans to feel like they should help Haskell out with the rules a little.
It looks like all the tweets paid off as Haskell and the wider England team had a much better second half…
… and they ended up winning 36-15.