England respond after being accused of illegal tactics.
England coach Mike Catt has hit back at claims from Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards about his side’s attacking tactics, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Edwards believes England are exploiting the obstruction rule in a bid to gain momentum in attack, but Catt has responded, saying: “(Obstruction) is a standard rule in the game.
“If you are obstructing someone you get penalised against and you now have the TMO as well who decides whether a try has been scored and whether someone has been taken out.
“The way we play, probably everyone in world rugby does what we do, so I don’t know what his concern is. There’s nothing illegal about it. Every team runs those sort of shapes. Rugby league guys do it. It’s league and union and everyone together. I don’t know why Wales don’t do it. They do, surprise surprise.”