Australia prop Matt Scott may weigh 109 kilos, but that doesn’t stop him feeling dwarfed when he comes up against the English forwards.
“The England pack is enormous; that’s obviously where there strength lies.
“They’re big, but they’re fit and mobile and can move the ball around a little bit too.
“No doubt that’s where they’ll be looking to play us – through the middle – so it’ll be a good test for myself and the other forwards.”
Scott knows that the best way to combat England‘s size in the middle is linespeed and tackle quality.
“For us it’s about working as a pack. We’ve had a big focus on defence this tournament, especially around our line speed and our work from marker,” he said.
“The best way to handle the big boys is to try to get up on them quickly, but to do that we’ve got to win the first couple of tackles and limit their momentum through the ruck because we’re coming up against a desperate side.”