Rugby World Cup: England players hit back at Argentina’s ‘boring’ jibes

JAMIE GEORGE hit back at Argentina's 'boring England' jibes as he warned them they won't be rattled.

Ahead of Saturday's huge Pool C clash Pumas hooker Agustin Creevy tried to wind Eddie Jones' side up with his verbal attack.

Rugby World Cup: England players hit back at Argentina’s ‘boring’ jibes5 England are being put through their paces as they prepare to take on ArgentinaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Rugby World Cup: England players hit back at Argentina’s ‘boring’ jibes5 Argentina's forwards will pose a stern test for the England packCredit: AFP or licensors

The 34-year-old, who will become Argentina's most capped player with 88, played at Worcester between 2013 and 2015.

He said: "They always play the same way. I think sometimes it's boring, but it's good for England, and it works.

"Saturday is going to be like a war, it's like a final for us."

But returning fire, George said: "I don’t think we do play boring rugby.

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"I'm not overly surprised that he’s tried to say that, but he’s entitled to his opinion and hopefully we prove him wrong on Saturday.

"We are used to it! In my opinion I don’t think it’s very justified. I’m sure he’s just trying to rattle us a bit. He’s more than welcome to try."

Attack coach Scott Wisemantel also laughed off the unprovoked barrage from the rival camp.

Aussie Tel said: “He just might have been at a boring club, I don’t really know.

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"I don’t think that is the case and he obviously hasn’t been watching much of the Premiership there are some excellent teams in the Premiership.

"There are some excellent teams in the Premiership with so many different styles. And it is a bit like me making a judgement call on the Jaguares, they are very different.

“It’s varied and can be very structured at times but you have to remember in this tournament a third of our tries have come from unstructured play. I don’t necessarily agree."

Rugby World Cup: England players hit back at Argentina’s ‘boring’ jibes5 England's Saracens hooker Jamie George hit back at Argentina's jibesCredit: PA:Press Association
Rugby World Cup: England players hit back at Argentina’s ‘boring’ jibes5 Agustin Creevy sparked a war of words when he slammed England for being boringCredit: Getty – Contributor

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