England focus on chop tackles to avoid further red cards against France


  • ‘Against a huge French pack you don’t want to be going too high’
  • Max Malins left out of Eddie Jones’s squad for Paris

England have been preparing for Saturday’s final Six Nations match, against France, by perfecting their chop tackles to avoid another nightmare red-card scenario in Paris, and Eddie Jones has left Max Malins out of his squad to face Les Bleus.

Charlie Ewels was sent off after 82 seconds in Saturday’s defeat by Ireland for an upright, head-on-head collision with James Ryan– deemed a dangerous tackle by the referee, Mathieu Raynal. As a result Jones’s squad have this week been focusing on their tackle technique and ensuring they go low against the grand-slam chasing French.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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