Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Robinson angry at England arrogance

Andy Robinson

Scotland coach Andy Robinson has labelled some of England's behaviour at last year's World Cup as "arrogant".

The red rose suffered a disastrous tournament on and off the field in New Zealand, with a number poor performances and disciplinary incidents sparking a radical overhaul at Twickenham. England sent Scotland home by beating them in their final group game, but Robinson does not believe they handled their success in the right way.

He told the Mail on Sunday: "It's important for any team to show humility, especially when you are winning. I thought a number of England players undermined this in the arrogance they showed."

He added: "They know who they are and it was not across the board, but unfortunately the whole squad got tarnished.

"You need self-belief in players, of course, but you also need to possess some humility, and a number of players overstepped the mark."

Changes have been made at both playing and boardroom levels at Twickenham, with ex-boss Robinson's former player Martin Johnson, who presided over the campaign as coach, one of those to move on.

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