France made light work of Japan in Saturday’s u20 World Cup encounter, winning 47-7. But credit must go to the Japan pack, who dominated their French counterparts at scrum-time. It is a myth that bigger forwards pre-meditate a bigger scrum.
Despite the fact that the Japanese weighed 9kg lighter per man on average, they completely dominated the set-piece.
The French now have two wins from their two games, but with the English next up, they will need a big improvement on their scrummaging.